AL DÍA: ¿Qué opinan? Firmas del día: 10/3/12

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


Jorge Fernández Menéndez, “Reforma laboral: casi todos ganan:” Fernández Menéndez says that with the reforms Calderón suggested being pushed forward in Congress, the president has triumphed politically, as have other politicians.  He won because labor and transparency reforms were his administration’s objectives; Peña wins as well because labor reform in particular was one of his campaign promises, and because it prepares his administration for a strong start.  Transparency reform is also a win for him because it will give him some control over state governments, whether or not they are run by the PRI, which the current President did not have.  Fernández Menéndez says that paradoxically, López Obrador won as well, because he was able to impose his ideas on the left and the PRD coordinator Silvano Aureoles couldn’t do anything to avoid it; the losers were the mainstream left.


Templo Mayor: In Nuevo León the assassination of Hernán Belden has scared people because his murder is clearly more than general delinquency and is instead political; the murder was initially blamed on Mayor Mauricio Fernández…Yesterday was a taste of what will come in the discussions on labor reform, but Gamboa won the first round and his team hopes that the transparency reforms will be easier to pass.

La Jornada

Clase Política, Miguel Ángel Rivera, “Protestas en el Senado”:  In remembrance of the 2nd of October 1968 the Chamber of Deputies had a moment of silence and a discussion on dialogue and tolerance was held…Because of the protests the Senate made a decision that should the protests get too disruptive they will be allowed to move to a different location to continue working on labor reform.


Trascendió:  Peña Nieto and his team decided to postpone their meeting with leftists leaders including, Marcelo Ebrard, Miguel Ángel Mancera, Graco Ramírez, Ángel Aguirre and Arturo Núñez, due to the “heated” political environment surrounding labor reform.

El Universal

Bajo Reserva, “Telefono Rojo entre Cordero y Ebrard:”  Faced with the PRD and #Yosoy132 movements’ plans to interrupt the Senate Session so as to slow down labor reform, Ernesto Cordero (PAN), called the Mayor of the DF Marcelo Ebrard 5 times to ensure that the legislators had access to the chambers through a sort of a special “red telephone.”  Cordero’s team assured the press that the Reform will go on.


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