AL DÍA: ¿Qué opinan? Firmas del día: 9/21/12

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

La Jornada

Clase Política, Miguel Ángel Rivera,” Iniciativa preferente, en duda:” The PRD says that the labor law proposed by Felipe Calderón Hinojosa is unconstitutional and that they will not support any law that alters laborers rights… Emilio Gamboa Patrón, PRI coordinator in the Senate, said that PEMEX is already very open, when asked if it would become more open to private investment as Enrique Peña Nieto had suggested on the campaign trail, in Brazil Peña also said that they wanted to follow the Petrobras model regarding Pemex…


Jorge Fernández Menéndez, “Objetivo: calar a Peña:”  Before October 1st Enrique Peña could demonstrate how he will govern in his and his party’s reaction to the two initiatives sent to Congress by President Felipe Calderón on the first of September, the labor reform and the initiative for the promotion of transparency.  Although the reforms which the PRI has proposed and those which Calderón has proposed are not identical they are compatible; Fernández Menéndez thinks that both parties need to define exactly what they want to do, and move forward with the reforms.


Trascendió:  According to people who were at the meeting between Dilma Rousseff and Enrique Peña the chemistry was so good that they believe that a new, wonderful, collaborative relationship will emerge between Brazil and Mexico, the first thing that was discussed on the Brazil trip was the transformation of Pemex.


Templo Mayor: With the new labor reform, President Calderón has put to test the modernity of the new chamber of deputies; Edelmiro Sánchez has become PAN’s newest headache because his name has been mentioned with the death of PAN politician Hernán Belden; The new Director of the Pan American Health Organization has been chosen and it is none other than Carissa Etienne from the Dominican Republic; It is rumored that the agents who interrogated the 12 federal police involved with the Tres Marías incident might have been DEA agents and not SIEDO agents.

El Universal

Bajo Reserva, “SNTE: Falla Moreno Valle en Puebla”: Governor Rafael Moreno Valle of Puebla, has neglected to follow Elba Esther Gordillo’s wishes and allowed her political adversaries to choose new union leaders in new sections; It is believed that not even the PAN deputies can agree on supporting the new labor initiative by President Calderón; Today former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, former Prime Minister of Great Britian Tony Blair and former Spanish President José María Aznar will be participating in the “21st Century Mexico” forum hosted by the National Audience.


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