In the press, the answer to the speculation was soon published: [Patricia] Espinosa would be secretary for two years, at which point [Arturo] Sarukhán would be preparing at the Mexican embassy in the United States to later arrive in relief.I'm not crazy about all of Calderón's foreign policy priorities, but there's no denying that Espinosa has done a pretty good job implementing them.
The political equation didn't take into account that, in two years in office, "the perfect unknown", without any scandals, reconstructed the relationship with Mexico and Cuba, Venezuela, and Bolivia, landed the country in the UN Security Council, also in the G-20, saved the delicate situation of Lucía Morett with the Colombian guerillas in Ecuador, and without letting herself dominated by Sarukhán's caginess, was key to the agreement on the Mérida Initiative and contributed to her boss being the only leader that the American president-elect received.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Loret on Espinosa
This morning will be dedicated to the many interesting columns in the El Universal over the last few days. First up, Carlos Loret, talking about the excellent and unsung performance by the Mexico's Secretary of Foreign Relations: