AL DÍA: ¿Qué opinan? Firmas del día: 10/18/12

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

La Jornada

Clase Política, Miguel Ángel Rivera, “La reforma laboral, en el aire”: The labor reform is up in the air, although legislative committees in charge of the opinion were given until the 26th of October to decide, it appears that the bill will return to the House of Representatives with amendments and corrections. The focus of the discussion is about the transparency around fees paid by union members, coordinator of the PRI senators, Emilio Gamboa Patron believes that halting the pass of the reform and sending it back to the House is a mistake; Sinaloa Governor Mario López Valdez, held his first meeting with the members of the President-elect’s transition team, where the Water Agreement was presented and discussed; Though many protesters at the Michoacán teacher colleges were arrested and then released protests continue.



Jorge Fernández Menéndez, “Ni inglés ni informática: endeudamiento”: The state of Michoacan is not only dealing with issues of the drug war, but these past weeks teacher college facilities have been overtaken by groups that are protesting the new changes to education curriculum. These groups are also responsible for stealing passenger trucks, official cars and trucks, have assaulted businesses and have blocked roads. Fernandez Menendez states that the teachers of the CNTE and students of these teacher colleges are doing this to protest the changes in the curriculum, in other words, they do not want to have to learn new topics and information.


Trascendió: French President Francois Hollande strove to mark a clear difference with his predecessors, Nicolas Sarkozy, take on the relationship between Mexico and France and to show this he gave Enrique Peña Nieto the treatment reserved for heads of state; Omar Fayad of Hidalgo is responsible for organizing the meeting between Miguel Osorio Chong and the Justice committees of both the Senate and House of Representatives;  Yesterday Josefina Vázquez Mota had breakfast with the Secretary of Public Education, José Ángel Córdova after missing the portrait ceremony earlier this week.


Templo Mayor:  Either everyone in the SNTE thinks alike or Union leader Juan Diaz de la Torre has read has read his bosses, Elba Esther Gordillo, mind. It turns out that a letter signed by Gordillo last week is identical to the speech Diaz de la Torre gave three weeks ago; PRI senators are hoping that Enrique Pena Nieto returns from Europe soon so that he can direct them what to do with the labor reform.


El Universal

Bajo Reserva, “Peña Nieto, feliz in París”:  Everything seems to have gone well for President-elect Peña Nieto in France, he and President Hollande closed their meeting with the idea of commemorating Charles de Gaulle trip that took place fifty years ago; Head of the PRD, Jesús Zambrano, met with Cuban delegates to discuss the impact that Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s departure from the party will have to the left wing in Mexico.


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