AL DÍA: ¿Qué opinan? Firmas del día: 11/27/12

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


Templo Mayor: For Miguel Mancera there is both good and bad news: good news is that Rear Admiral Manuel Mondragon y Kalb will continue to be in charge of public security issues, bad news is that it appears that he will be doing so for the federal government and not for the capital; Mario Di Constanzo, who served until August as a PT federal deputy will join Peña Nieto’s transition team in finance;  The Attorney General’s office of Sinaloa revealed that the beauty queen killed this past weekend was with the group that confronted the Army.

La Jornada

Clase Política, Miguel Ángel Rivera,”Elecciones en el IEDF”:  The directors of the Federal District Electoral Institute (IEDF) are suppose to be representatives of society, but as the final phase of to elect its newest member comes to an opening it is more evident that the results of the election will be the result of the sponsorship of political parties; Migration and security will be the focus of the meeting between President-elect Peña Nieto and President Barack Obama today;  The governor of the state of Mexico, Eruviel Ávila Villegas has launched a video surveillance system in bus transportation methods benefiting 29,000 users a day to help protect against the abuse of women.


Jorge Fernández Menéndez, “Peña: el futuro en cien horas”: The following hundred hours will be the most delicate in the transition process. Felipe Calderón’s presidential power has waned and he is in the process of departure and in preparation of his and his family’s future. The President-elect is in the middle of the most complex task: assembling the frame that will underpin his government, knowing that much of this is based on his cabinet and if he does not choose wisely and strategically it will have high cost for his administration. The only sure thing is that these last hundred hours will define a good portion of the administrations future.



Trascendió: Hours before Enrique Peña Nieto’s visit to the U.S., Arturo Sarukhan, Mexican ambassador to the U.S., flew to from Mexico City to Washington, D.C. to be present during the president-elect’s meeting with Barack Obama; Though many PAN legislatures do not like it, they have received instructions from their Senate and House coordinators to attend the National Palace on Saturday for Peña Nieto’s inauguration ceremony; The movement #YoSoy132 has been calling on leftist lawmakers to take laser pointers to the inauguration ceremony of Peña Nieto like they did at the Independence day celebration; The Prince of Asturias, Felipe de Borbón, will arrive in Mexico on Thursday to be present at the inauguration.


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