AL DÍA: ¿Qué opinan? Firmas del día: 10/22/12

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

La Jornada

Clase Política, Miguel Ángel Rivera,” Ahora, reforma hacendaria”: The labor reform has still not been approved, but there are already plans to move forward and focus on a tax reform. The National Chamber of the Transformation Indistry (Canacintra) argues that the reform is necessary because the tax system is complex and inefficient and this reform would promote economic growth and employment. By coincidence, Silvano Aureoles Conejo, the coordinator of the PRD in the House of Representatives, has earlier stated that Mexico is in dire need of a comprehensive tax reform to eliminate tax breaks to ensure a healthy economic recovery; The two most criticized union leaders Elba Esther Gordillo of the SNTE and Carlos Romero Deschamps of the oil union were both re-elected this past weekend; For the first time in history the state of Guerrero has the lowest unemployment rate in the country.


Jorge Fernández Menéndez, “Faltan miles de millones en Michoacán”: The crisis with CNTE teachers and the students of the normal schools continue in Michoacán. The government has released virtually all detainees that were apprehended because of their acts of violence during the recovery of the normal schools. Of the 176 detained there are only eight that are still being held because they are accused of burning vehicles and attacking authorities. Jorge Fernández Menéndez believes that this absurd radicalism is really hiding the obvious economic, security and political crisis that former Governor Godoy left his successor.



Trascendió: Maria Cristina García Cepeda, the coordinator of Culture for the Enrique Peña Nieto’s transition team has invited a group community of arts and culture to a meeting with Peña Nieto that will take place tomorrow at the Hotel Polanco; In addition, Pena Nieto’s transition team is working overtime to consolidate the investment and automotive technology development agreements that were agreed upon during his European tour; Governor of Veracruz, Javier Duarte, used his visit to San Diego, California to meet with Spanish-speaking editors to ensure that reporters knew that the violence has lessened because difficult, but necessary decisions were taken.



Templo Mayor: Many PAN federal deputies are still very much upset with how the partition of commissions in San Lázaro took place; If someone is looking to purchase a helicopter they may find a bargain in Jalisco, the state government is auctioning a Bell 20 Jet Ranger II; Reelection sparked great enthusiasm in both Elba Esther Gordillo’s and Carlos Romero Deschamps camps, they will be leading their respective unions for six more years.

El Universal

Bajo reserva,” Dos funcionarios calderonista llenan el ojo de Peña Nieto”: At least two members of Calderón’s present administration have been directly invited to be a part of Peña Nieto’s administration; It is said that Luis Videgaray, the principal operator of Peña Nieto’s team, will begin to have more of a behind the scenes role in the administration; No one officially knows the whereabouts of former Tamaulipas governors Tomas Yarrington and Eugenio Hernández, but Yarrington has received many invitations to the federal attorney general’s fiscal investigation office but he has yet to appear.


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