AL DÍA: ¿Qué opinan? Firmas del día: 8/30/12

Each morning, we will bring you an assortment of op-ed pieces from major Mexican dailies.

El Universal

Bajo Reserva, “Focos Rojos con Washington:” The incident in Tres Marias has soured relations between Mexico and the U.S. considerably, with Washington insisting that the shooters be brought to justice, and Mexico asking exactly who the Americans where and what they were doing…Experts from the IFAI (the Federal Institute for Access to Information) have started considering Pena’s reforms whereby they will be given constitutional autonomy, in addition Pena has promised to increase their personnel and announced seven new commissioners instead of the previous five.

La Jornada

Clase Política, Miguel Ángel Rivera, “Frente partidario:” The PRD, PT and MC have agreed to form a front, but they will still have to negotiate with the PAN and the PRI…Deputy Carlos Chavira Rodríguez from Ciudad Juárez is implicated in a scandal where funds maybe have been diverted from the successful “Juárez competitiva” program, however no formal accusations have been made by the judicial authorities.


Jorge Fernández Menéndez, “Las pruebas de López:”  Fernández Menéndez says that the TEPJF will probably announce Peña Nieto as the winner within the next few years, something which he says will surprise no one because the allegations brought by AMLO’s camp are laughable and they do not have documentation for events which could actually annul the election.  Regarding vote-buying, the only proof was the Monex and Soriana cards and there was never any proof provided that they actually were used to buy votes.  They were also unable to prove that the PRI went above the expenses permitted in a presidential campaign, and provided many different numbers.  Regarding the accusation that the media was biased in favor of Peña they lacked proof, except that in some newspapers photos the photos of Peña looked more serious than those of AMLO, and that newspapers covered Peñas relationship Angélica Rivera.


Trascendió: One of the first initiatives which the PAN will be presenting to the Senate regards the regulation of electoral polls…During the President’s announcement of the large oil reserves in the Gulf of Mexico the businessman Carlos Slim Helú refused to answer questions about politics or security responding instead that the important news was the discovery of the large oil reserves.


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