Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Other Informe Event

Only slightly less attention has been paid to the informe of Enrique Peña Nieto than to that of Calderón. The Mexico State governor, continuing his years-long audition for the role of the president, has been peppering the newspapers (and I can only assume the TV screens as well) with a series of cloying ads, and there's been articles about the jockeying and posturing by Peña Nieto's team and the opposition for weeks now. One of the more noteworthy portions of the speech itself was the governor's denial that there exists a failed state in Mexico. Peña Nieto is getting to that debate by about a year and a half late, but it's still interesting to see him pointedly not nicking Calderón.

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