In recent days, DF mayor Marcelo Ebrard had offered some hints that he would get behind Rafael Acosta taking the delegation post job in Iztapalapa, before changing course ahead of last night's announcement that Acosta would cede the post to Clara Brugada. The reason? Carlos Loret reports that after meeting with Acosta, people close to Marcelo Ebrard concluded (and reported to the mayor) that "he's crazy". Ebrard convinced Acosta to step aside based on the argument that a) no political current supported him; and, somewhat worryingly, b) his safety couldn't be guaranteed.
Update: The Times ran a story on Juanito today. Good for them.