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

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

La Jornada

Clase Política, Miguel Ángel Rivera, “Modifican mapa distrital:”  The Chamber of Deputies will never incur a violent situation, assured Manlio Fabio Beltrones the PRI coordinator, in response to Silvano Aureoles the PRD coordinators remarks that the protests over the reforms could turn violent…The Federal Police is investigating the event in Cuernavaca in which CIA agents were fired on by the police, they have already located the trucks involved in the assault which were also the trucks used to kidnap Salvador Vidal Flores, one member of the police involved claimed that they started firing after a shot was fired from within the CIA agents truck.


Jorge Fernández Menéndez , “El Lazca, el paradigma de la violencia:”  Fernández Menéndez discusses the probable death of “El Lazca” and says that it is one of the most important things to occur in the war against organized crime because now the only organization that maintains an organized leadership structure is El Chapo’s.  He says that in the turbulence created by the elevated murder and violence rates it is difficult to appreciate the dismemberment of most of the principal cartels.  The dismemberment of the Zetas, and the rupture between the two groups, was thanks to the systematic hits against their organization, most recently with the capture of La Ardilla and the killing of El Lazca.

El Universal

Bajo Reserva, “Senado, nueva arena por transparencia syndical:” Transparency in labor unions has become a topic of discussion in the Senate again, apparently the PRD and the PAN are trying to pressure the PRI into enhancing the capabilities of the IFAI, apparently the PAN and the PRD have agreed to only vote in favor of the PRI’s reforms if this element is included.


Templo Mayor: If Felipe Calderon wasn’t about to leave he would have been boasting internationally of capturing one of the most wanted criminals in the world, Heriberto Lazcano “El Lazca”, founder of Los Zetas; instead the government is trying to convince everyone that the dead man is dead even though the corpse was stolen…Former congressman and secretary of the DF Alberto Esteva comes to complain to Dante Delgado for giving legislator Ricardo Monreal too much leeway. Esteva speaks for some party members of the Citizens Movement party, who want support for Marcelo Ebrard as the eventual presidential candidate.  Knowing Monreal he won’t remain silent.


Trascendió:  The Secretary of the Navy has some differences with the DEA as to the characteristics of “El Lazca,” Semar says that his height could have changed, but that his fingerprints certainly did not…the SEGOB will certainly change under Enrique Peña Nieto but the details have yet to be released…Also, Peña’s team for Europe is almost the exact same as the team which travelled through Central America.







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