News Summary for June 6th, 2012

++ Law enforcement searched properties belonging to former governors of Tamaulipas Eugenio Hernández Flores and Tomás Yarrington, who are under investigation for alleged ties to organized crime. Two of the properties are in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, and another in the Federal District. The Attorney General’s Office issued arrest warrants against the former governors.

++ Three years after the deadly fire in the ABC day care center in Hermosillo, Sonora, that killed 49 infants and toddlers, Julio César Márquez, father of one of the victims lamented that none of those responsible are behind bars.  Former IMSS director Juan Molinar Horcasitas said that the Supreme Court exculpated him in the ABC day care center case so his conscience is clear.

++ Teachers belonging to the dissident Coordinadora Group sequestered ENLACE test booklets at a federal secondary school obstructing further application of the test in Michoacán.
 ++ Finance Secretary José Antonio Meade said the peso-dollar exchange rate will rally when normalcy reigns once again in financial markets.

++ Bank of Mexico Governor Agustín Carstens said Mexico has an enviable stability based on a discipline and responsible fiscal policy.

++ PRI presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto pledged to promote a reform of the state to guarantee a government that represents all groups.

++ PAN presidential candidate Josefina Vázquez Mota clarified that she has not met with the parents of the 49 children killed in the ABC day care center.  

++ Leftist candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that now that he is moving up in the poll, his adversaries are renewing a “dirty war” against him.

++ New Alliance candidate Gabriel Quadri said it was reprehensible that teachers did not allow that the ENLACE test be applied in Oaxaca, Michoacán and Guerrero.

++ For the first time in this campaign process, the PRI will launch spots against Andrés Manuel López Obrador who is now in second place in most polls. The PAN is also launching an ad against López Obrador.