¿Qué opinan? Firmas del día: 1/16/2013

Coffee by Flikr user samrevelEach day we will bring you an assortment of op-ed pieces from major Mexican dailies

El Universal

Bajo Reserva

In a week the case of Florence Cassez, who was sentenced to 60 years in prison, will be heard. Former President Felipe Calderon will be put in the dock. It is anticipated that the ministers will be very critical of security policy and the human rights situation during the Calderon Administration. In other news, some lawmakers have proved adept at fighting for plane tickets for themselves. Right now 11 Senators and deputies are in the city of London for a meeting. The senate got four tickets, including tickets for Alejandro Encinas and Aaron Irizar Lopez. Seven deputies secured the rest of the seats. http://www.eluniversalmas.com.mx/columnas/2013/01/99664.php


Nuevo Excelsior

Jorge Fernández Menéndez

“The Intelligence we need”

“Knowing a lot is not the same as being smart. Intelligence is not only information, but also judgement, the manner in which it collects and manages information, “ said the scientist Carl Sagan. He was right. The Mexican state, like others, knows from its information services about many things, but does not have a real state intelligence service. We have experts and institutions that can work very well, but they lack integrity and an operating structure that would allow all information to flow to a single defined goal. On Monday, Minister of the Interiror, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, said he is preapring to integrate a true (and new) intelligence service in Mexico to define how to integrate the various organizations within the country with the aim of enhancing security and combatting crime.




The governor of Guerrero, Angel Aguirre, has been locking in a fierce dispute with the government of Enrique Peña Nieto by federal delegation.  If Aguirre gets his way, there will be more delegates in the PRI.  Also, the meeting at Los Pinos among parliamentary groups in the Senate was so successful, they are preparing for the next chapter: the meeting in San Lázaro.


La jornada

Miguel Ángel Rivera

Since taking into account the poor performance of the PAN and its militants, the PRD has begun to do the same. PRD President Jesus Zambrano  predicted that his party will add at least one million new members to its ranks this year.  Zambrano denied that the PRD is in crisis because the efforts of Andres Manual Lopez Obrador.  In an effort to further unity of purpose around the fundamental reforms necessary for Mexico’s progress, Enrique Peña Nieto visited the Senate and met with coordinators of the PRI, Emilio Gamboa, the PRD, Miguel Barbosa, and the PAN, Ernesto Codero.




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