AL DÍA: ¿Qué opinan? Firmas del día: 11/01/12

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

La Jornada

Clase Política, Miguel Ángel Rivera,”Baja el gasto educativo”: PRI Senator Alejandro Tello Cristerna announced that federal grants and total resources allocated for federal education spending has declined and proposed that the federal government increase the resources for education; The impact of Hurricane Sandy on the east coast of the U.S. also has the concern of the governor of Oaxaca, Gabino Cue Monteagudo because of the large amount of Oaxacan immigrants who have settled in the BOS-WASH corridor; The Ministry of the Interior, through the National Institute of Migration announced that from the start of this Winter the Paisano Drive  will take place in order to guide and protect compatriots in entry, transit and departure within the country until January 6, 2013.


Jorge Fernández Menéndez, “La impunidad como norma”: Impunity generates impunity and in turn it also feeds it. This week Michoacán authorities dropped the charges against the 176 students arrested for the takeover of the rural normal schools. Within these schools there were trucks and trailers that were hijacked by these students who also blocked roads, robbed toll booths and supermarkets. Before authorities recovered the facilities the students burned the trucks and trailers. The students and their supporters later blocked roads and occupied buildings demanding the release of those detained. The Popular Revolutionary Army of Oaxaca even issued a statement threatening to retaliate for the arrests. And though the governor said that they would go to trial, all detainees were released…



Trascendió: In the coming days, Attorney General Marisela Morales will lift the security of the property of the Casino Royale in Monterrey and the building of a monument for the victims will begin; These days the annual purchase by the Federal Election Commission for 10 million tons of coal in the region of Coahuila will be set; The exiled leader of mining, Napoleón Gómez Urritia invited several of entrepreneurs to Vancouver  in order to sway them onto his side; Apparently the legislative block afsinst the PRI in Congress will not have the support of the Labor Party.

El Universal

Bajo Reserva,”Jalón de orejas a Gamboa”: Since his announcement that the president-elect will introduce his own labor reform initiative once he took office, Emilio Gamboa Patrón cannot find a place to hide for people have been contacting him to let him know of their disapproval for the plan; The alliance between Green Party and the incoming administration is strong in both the executive and legislative branches; Former presidential candidate Josefina Vázquez Mota held a reunion with 60 former campaign collaborators, former legislatures, and functionaries of the presidential cabinet to announce that she will not be returning to the political sphere at this time.


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