News Summary for November 26th, 2012

PRI deputies’ leader Manlio Fabio Beltrones called on all political forces to respect an agreement to let President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto take office. In remarks responding to Beltrones, PRD Secretary General Alejandro Sánchez Camacho said that the taking of office on December 1st won’t be a picnic… The PRD is expected on Wednesday to decide what actions the party will take. Fearing protests on December 1st, Presidential Guards cordoned off the Congressional building. 

President Felipe Calderón announced an onshore oil field, Navegante One, in Tabasco, the largest onshore discovery in the last 10 years. The discovery is the third in recent months by Pemex after two deep water wells were discovered in the Gulf of Mexico.

Tamaulipas Governor Egidio Tore Cantú submitted his second government report to the state congress… Torre Cantú thanked President Calderón for the support shown to Tamaulipas.

National Human Rights Commission chief Raúl Plascencia once again spoke out against the death penalty saying it undermines the right to life, dignity and integrity.
To mark International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women incoming President Enrique Peña Nieto said his government will work with authorities and civil organizations to free women from violence.

In its weekly editorial in From the Faith magazine the Mexico Archdiocese called on President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto to address the issue of migration to the United States and the underlying causes.

The 26th International Book Fair in Guadalajara took off this weekend… The event is paying special tribute to deceased Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes and has Chile as the guest country.