AL DÍA: ¿Qué opinan? Firmas del día: 9/24/12

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

El Universal

Bajo Reserva, “El destino de Elba Esther Gordillo:” The head of the SNTE, Elba Esther Gordillo, has announced that on the 18th and 19th of Ocotober the SNTE will hold a national conference, we believe that on this date she will end her term as the head of the most powerful labor unión in Latin America, the congress will transfer the position to Juan Díaz who is the actual Secretary General.  Bajo Reserva would like to know, is it true that she is leaving and will she be able to leave?…Today the final week in the Chamber of Deputies for labor reform begins, and a compromise between the PRI plan and President Felipe Calderón’s plan should be presented today, the PRD is likely to react negatively.  Luis Videgaray remains a mystery; it is still unknown which role he will play in the Cabinet.


Templo Mayor:    U.S. Ambassador Tony Wayne has had some changes to his team; a few days ago the DEA Representative Joseph Evans and Robert Loosle the legal attaché (FBI representative) left the Embassy, and were replaced by Paul Craine and Peter Moore; people suspect that these changes had to do with the incident in Tres Marias…The PAN has lost the Congress in Guanajuato, which they have held for the past 15 years.


Jorge Fernández Menéndez, “La metamorfosis de Peña:”   Fernández Menéndez believes that this week, Peña will move from president-elect to president through his activities, namely his international trip (during which he was effectively treated as if he were already the president) and now through the vote on labor reform  which will allow one to judge whether or not the metamorphosis is complete.


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