AL DÍA: ¿Qué opinan? Firmas del día: 10/16/12

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

La Jornada

Clase Política, Miguel Ángel Rivera,”Violencia en normales”: Unfortunately teacher colleges are at the center of violent events again, the federal police were able to recover the property that had been taken over by protesters leaving 176 protesters arrested; Today’s Senate session may have an extraordinary outcome if all PAN, PRD, PT and MC senators do not abandon the chamber and achieve the amendments to the labor reform; President of the IFE, Leonardo Valdes stated that the creation of new political parties expressed confidence in Mexico’s electoral system.


Jorge Fernández Menéndez,”¿Las empresas o la Iglesia, a la SEP?” : Friday, as representative of the civil association she leads,  Marinela Servitje pleaded to break the Alliance for Quality Education. Her argument was that the state holds the rectory of education so they do not need a partnership with the teachers union for a reform that ensures the quality of education. Though her statement has found many supporters in both the private sector and the church, Jorge Fernández Menéndez disagrees with her argument.



Trascendió: Yesterday morning Josefina Vázquez Mota apologized to the Secretary of Public Education, José Angel Córdova Villalobos, for not attending the unveiling of hers and Alonso Lujambio’s portraits; After the encounter with the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, President-elect Pena Nieto was invited to the 22nd Ibero-American Summit that will be held at Cadiz in November.



Templo Mayor: Today is the deadline for the integration of the legislative committees and after a month and half until last night there was discord between the parties and even within the parties; The question everyone asks themselves these days is: what has Elba Esther Gordillo decided? Will she say good bye to the SNTE? Everyone believes her decision will depend on whether or not she was able to reach an agreement with the President-elect; Finally! The news that all of Mexico was waiting for: Manuel Espino, René Arce, Patricia Olamendi y Jorge Díaz Cuervo have formed a new political party.


El Universal

Bajo Reserva,” Vargas Llosa, indispuesto para reunirse con Peña”: Peruvian author and recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Mario Vargas Llosa was unable to meet with Enrique Peña Nieto. His reason: he was indisposed; Magistrate Julio César Vázquez Mellado was one of President Calderón’s nominations for the Supreme Court; After the arrests of the protesters at the teachers college, the governor of Michoacan, Fausto Vallejo stated that it is one thing to tolerate and allow manifestations of people’s ideals but it is another to transgress the law.



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