AL DÍA: ¿Qué opinan? Firmas del día: 11/21/12

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


Templo Mayor: Enrique Peña Nieto has found himself in a big problem with a group that helped propel him to the presidency: women, his proposal to dissipate the National Women’s Institute and make it an appendix to Sedesol has sparked revolt and protest against the decision; To Manlio Fabio Beltrones it is clear that Silvano Aureoles holds more than the reins of the PRD bloc, so he has instructed his team to arrange and personalize negotiations with each and every PRD legislator to convince them to be calm in Peña Nieto’s takeover of the presidency;  While there were those who lamented to the departure of Cuitláhuac Salinas from SEIDO, some are rejoicing in the fact that Rodrigo Archundia will take over his position.

La Jornada

Clase Política, Miguel Ángel Rivera,”Elección bienvenida”: Martí Batres’s appointement as president of MORENA was welcomed both within and outside the party, the Chamber of Deputies approved the license immediately to Martí for the official inception of the party; The national leadership of the PRD and its office-holding members and coordinators will meet today to determine what their relationship with the Peña Nieto government will be during his inauguration; The former governor of Tamaulipas, Tomás Yarrington, faces no criminal charges in the U.S., in a federal court in San Antonio his lawyer declared that this fact demonstrates that the prosecution and persecution against him in Mexico has no legal basis; The Federal Competition Commission opposed the merger of Nestlé and Pfizer because of it would endanger competition in the nutrition business.



Jorge Fernández Menéndez, “Morena, a imagen y semejanza de AMLO”: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has finally met his objective: create a political party that have the same values, views and ideas as him so that he does not have to fight to instill his position. López Obrador has been planning the creation of this party since he lost the 2006 presidential elections and the PRD did not accompany him on his adventure of the legitimate presidency. In a few months AMLO was able to establish a political party and configure a solid image and objective, while the PRD has not been able to do this in 15 years. The PRD must now concentrate on building strong figures that can help lead the party to prominence.



Trascendió: Invitations to Enrique Peña Nieto’s message at the National Palace after his inauguration has begun to be distributed; A powerful cold has kept the president of the Senate, Ernesto Cordero, in bed recuperating; Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gave a huge blow to Octavio Romero after not choosing him as the president of his Morena party, instead he appointed Martí Batres.


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