AL DÍA: ¿Qué opinan? Firmas del día: 11/09/12

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


Templo Mayor: Apparently the Federal Competition Commission and “La Carabina de Ambrosio” work fo rthe same thing: for nothing, the conditions that were imposed by the merger of Cofeco Televisa and TV Azteca through Iusacell are being neglected and knowing is imposing any of the said sanctions if the conditions were ignored; Accompanied by his wife, Rosalinda Bueso, Marcelo Ebrard led the presentation at the Palacio de las Vizcaínas of the new book about el Centro Histórico; Through a radio campaign there has been segments thank the armed forces and the federal police for their fight against organized crime; It is said that by this Monday Enrique Peña Nieto’s transition team will arrive at the offices and begin moving in to the office spaces of those of the secretariat and directorate levels.

La Jornada

Clase Política, Miguel Ángel Rivera, “México laico”: Remarkable that at the end of the PANs second term the House of Representatives acting president, Francisco Arroyo Vieyra, a member of the PRI, issued a decree that reaffirms the secular nature of the Mexican state; There is nothing new: the House of Representatives approves the general labor reform including four modified or introduced articles by the Senate but rejected the article that opened the possibility of the collective bargaining agreements being “auctioned”; The president of the Supreme Court of the Nation affirmed that in the world, the judiciary is the last stronghold of the defense of the people, it is the best guarantee of peace, civility between peoples and always puts human rights first, during his opening statement at the Summit of Supreme Courts.



Jorge Fernández Menéndez, “¿Mariguana lega: para y por qué?”: It is true, the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes in Colorado and Washington state, as well as its sale for medicinal use in 17 American states, changes the paradigm of drug use and the picture on its legalization in the U.S.  and even in Mexico. It’s best not oversimplify the situation, legalization will not fix the problem, it makes the problem a bit more complex. The basic criteria that should be addressed follows: First and foremost, the decision to legalize should be very much consulted with public health and addiction specialist, who are the least involved right now. Second, the legalization of marijuana should and cannot be understood as a security issue, but as a public health issues. Third, Mexico does not share the same demographics in social structure or quality of life or margins of poverty and inequality as the nations who have legalized marijuana or are in the process of, we cannot push something that the country is not socially ready for. Mexico should talk about it, but not rush it. And lastly, a group of experts from and in Mexico are on the verge of creating a “vaccine” that blocks the drug addiction centers from drugs like marijuana, cocaine and tobacco.



Trascendió: It was heard that the leader of PRI deputies, Manlio Fabio Beltrones was heard saying that reforms pass and after many stumbles the deputies sent the labor reform to the Senate; That General Roberto Miranda was seen in Los Pinos on Thursday after devoting two months to the safety of the president-elect, this visit reinforces the theory that Miranda will most likely be head of the Presidential General; The head of the federal SSP, Genaro Garcia Luna was the first official in the Calderón administration that opened the issue of legalizing marijuana and proposed a public and serious debate.


El Universal

Bajo Reserva,”¿Adiós a la licitación de tercera cadena?”:  Last Monday, the Federal Commission of Telecommunications held a private session to debate over rules of bidding over new television signals that were established by the Calderón administration, they say that no one other than Mony de Swaan wants to continue the road the administration wanted them to follow; The turn of the PAN in its alliance with the PRD was a surprise to PAN leader Gustavo Madero and things were just as dramatic in the Jesús Zambrano’s office, PRD leader, when he heard about the break of the alliance; Marcelo Ebrard has created a detailed plan that he must navigate in order to be the next leader of the PRD.


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