AL DÍA: ¿Qué opinan? Firmas del día: 11/19/12

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


Templo Mayor: A matter that still worries Enrique Peña Nieto’s transition team is when will he publicize the list of his cabinet members, on the 26th of November he will go to Washington and his team is worried that it will seem that Pena Nieto went to Washington to get the approval of his cabinet members from his U.S. collaborators; These are definitely not Genaro García Luna’s best days, last week the new government announced that they will discard the Ministry of Public Security after just 12 years of existence, but the PGR has also made public all the awry things about the Tres Marias incident and investigation; Several of mayors have already found a new gold mine: the restructuring of municipal debts, since there are no regulations anyone can declare themselves an expert and ask to be paid the equivalent of 2 percent of the debt.

La Jornada

Clase Política, Miguel Ángel Rivera,” ¿Partidos o candidates?”: Although it is likely that the next electoral reform the proportional representation system will disappear, the possible departure of PRD deputies and senators to join the the National Regeneration Movement will revive the old debate of who those positions belong to, the parties or the candidates?; The beginning of next week will probably be the birthing days of the Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s new political party, there is no doubt that it will meet all the requirements of the electoral code; The coordinator of the PRI senators called on all political  forces to process without prejudice the president-elect’s initiative to restructure the public government and create an anticorruption commission.



Jorge Fernández Menéndez, “¿Cómo gobernará Peña?”: Abraham Lincoln said that “almost everyone can overcome adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. “ How will Peña Nieto rule? He comes to power as the man who will restore the PRI government; he must pay homage to the past, but must demonstrate that he lives in the present. With his first initiatives he has proved pragmatic and is making three things clear: first, that the issue most important for him security through governance. Second, with his proposal to create an anticorruption entity he is willing to deal with the complaints that people have had against his party. Third, he hopes to implant a new social policy like those tried 1988-1994, but improved and fitted to today’s economic situation.



Trascendió:The debt crisis of Coahuila and former governor Humberto Moreira could take a turn tonight when related materials are disseminated by MILENIO Television; Only eleven governors have negotiated and argued in the Chamber of Deputies for their states financial resources in the 2013 Budget; This week will define the future of Reforma’s shared lane in Chapultepec, because after several tests it has been found that it is poorly designed and Marcelo Ebrard plans on cancelling it.


El Universal

Bajo Reserva,” El difícil encarte por la Cancillería”: The name of the next Secretary of International Relations is once again becoming a mystery; two individuals and possible candidates that are expected to shine on Peña Nieto’s trip to Washington are Emilio Lozoya and Arturo Sarukhan but the position can be denied to either of them and possibly given to Eduardo Medina Mora, Sandra Fuentes-Beráin or Carlos de Icaza; It seems likely that a very optimistic politician will announce his candidacy for the 2018 Presidential election in the  first weeks of January 2013; President Calderón has two options after his term is over: accept an invitation from Harvard University as a visiting scholar or try to create a foundation that would deal with themes such as the transition into democracy.



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