17
May
2018

The Second Presidential Debate with Gustavo López Montiel

The Second Presidential Debate Will take place this Sunday May 20th at the City of Tijuana at 21:30 Mexico City Time. There are two very interesting things here: at this debate, Margarita Zavala Will not be present because, as you know, she declined her independent candidacy. The other part of this is that the debate Will be centered in the issues of trade, investment and migration. To talk about this we have as guest Professor Gustavo Lopez Montiel, from the TEC de Monterrey.

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30
Apr
2018

Interview with Salim Nayar, director of the movie Beginners Guide to the Presidency

Begginers Guide to the Presidency is a movie about an idealistic Governor who seeks the Presidency. He soon realizes that the truth and good deeds don't sell well to the media. As he struggles to gain visibility, three women will help him reach his goal - at a price.

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27
Apr
2018

weekly news summary by Ana Maria Salazar April 23rd to 27th. 2018

The weekly summary of the most important news in Mexico by Ana Maria Salazar

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27
Apr
2018

Resumen Semanal en Español 27 de abril 2018 Ana María Salazar

Ana María Salazar nos da el resumen de las noticias más importantes de la semana del 23 al 27 de abril del 2018

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27
Apr
2018

Entérate de qué lugar tendrá la Ley de Amnistía en la estrategia de Seguridad de AMLO, con Tatiana Clouthier

Tatiana Clouthier, coordinadora de Campaña de Andrés Manuel López Obrador, nos explica qué es exactamente la amnistía propuesta por el candidato de MORENA y detalla que no es para perdonar a capos ni a funcionarios corruptos y que es sólo sería una parte de la estrategia integral de seguridad que implementaría AMLO para pacificar al país, de llegar a la presidencia.

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25
Apr
2018

@JoseMedinaMora : @Coparmex will use Mexico’s Electoral Institute (@INEMexico ) Mobil Platform to Gather Citizen Initiatives

Civil society, the chambers, academics and analysts, all of them are getting involved in this election, there’s a lot at stake. Joining us today to talk about one of these efforts by civil society is Jose Medina Mora, National Vice President of Structural Strengthening of the Mexican Employers Confederation (COPARMEX). COPARMEX signed an agreement with the National Electoral Institute (INE). What is this all about?

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23
Apr
2018

Entrevista con Ricardo Pascoe. Perspectiva de la relación entre México, Estados Unidos y Cuba tras la elección del Presidente Díaz Canel

Por primera vez en seis décadas el Presidente de Cuba no se apellida Castro El nuevo mandatario, Miguel Díaz Canel, de 57 años, nació después de la revolución de 1959. Este relevo debería ser un indicio de los profundos cambios que se estarían llevando a cabo en la isla pero, en su primer discurso, el Presidente Díaz Canel fue muy claro en subrayar que el general Raúl Castro de 86 años de edad sigue al mando de país y que no se esperen grandes cambios ni reformas políticas ni económicas.
¿Qué impacto podría tener para la seguridad nacional de México y la estabilidad regional a corto y a mediano plazo esta transición?
Estamos agradecidos que nos pueda acompañar el experto en seguridad nacional y ex embajador de México en Cuba Ricardo Pascoe, bienvenido.

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19
Apr
2018

Interview with Alejandro Hope security expert who provides 5 steps that would have an immediate impact on violence Mexico

Today we have an interview with Alejandro Hope, he specializes on security issues he is now joining us and he is now an advisor to independent presidential candidate margarita Zavala, and Alejandro you presented what I thought was a fascinating proposal, as to the steps that need to be immediately taken in order to confront this crime wave of violence that Mexico is going through, please share this proposal with our audience.

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18
Apr
2018

Interview with Manuel Molano Deputy General Manager of the Mexican Institute of Competitiveness analyzing the Slim-AMLO debate regarding new Mexico City Airport

This story has been making headlines around the world Carlos Slim one of the most prosperous business men in Mexico and the world had a very interesting interview where he defended the new Mexico city airport, as you know we a rein the construction of a new airport, that would replace the old airport, here in Mexico city and candidate Manuel Lopez Obrador came out and said that this airport should not be built because he thought that there’s was a better and cheaper option. Carlos slim has a stake with one of his companies in the contract for building this airport, came out and said that not only would this effect the development of Mexico City but would indeed affect the future of the country. Let’s talk about this, I have you on the line now and I know you haven’t been on the show for a while the deputy general manager for the Mexican institute for competitiveness. Welcome to the show Manuel I’m glad to have you here. What are your reactions to this debate?
Hello Ana Maria, well I think that Mr. slim is right this discussion should have happened 5 years ago before the project was started, in the end most of the landing strips where most of the soil for the landing spots for the plains is already in place, and that a very big asset, I mean a big one around 30 billion pesos so I mean what are we going to do with that, a dancing floor or something(laughs) I mean we need to finish the project. Al though AMLO has a point saying yeah maybe we don’t need a 85 billion terminal I mean to put that in dollar terms I mean it’s not very expensive but it’s still around 4 billion US not a very expensive building, but I having said that in the department of financiers airports are cash cows all the business flows to finance this project and all the revenues to pay for the investment have been very carefully planned and the capital markets pretty much invested in this, so I think that in the end Mr. slim is right, I don’t think that AMLO´s idea of building additional landing strips in the military base of Santa Lucia is actually a viable option.
What do you think is going on here Manuel? Because there is a debate on the technical aspects on the position taken by Andres Manuela but there seems to be something else going on due with politics but I just don’t understand the politics behind this, I don’t know if Andres Manuel is attacking Carlos slim or if he’s just questioning or sending a message to the business community or if Andres Manuel really believes this. Would he still stick to creating a commission, which he did announce that he would create a commission that would evaluate the airport and not only that but the side of the contracts, then he al of a sudden comes out and says we´re not going to drop this airport.
Whoever the new president of Mexico is going to be, of course I would draw a line this is the flashiest project of the Peña administration, so I would indeed say we need to cut corners in this and that etc… and we need to think of the contract and think about the mobility plane and we need also to be looking at the realtor renovation options and look at what is going to be done with land of the old airport. Which are actually the most important points? What will happen to the current Benito Juarez airport? That’s an integral part, we can actually have a lake there, flood it. I’m really skeptical of the environmental damage of the new airport.
I remember in the 17th century where a man called Martinez was called in to open up the mountain in this area and drain the lake. That’s where he basically killed the ecosystem that existed before the Spaniards came to Mexico. Right now you can have more renovation options like creating more water basins in that area, is something that definitely needs to be looked at but that’s not compatible with building the new airport. Of course there are also about 5 airports around Mexico city and we could work on a plan for regional navigation from the Toluca, Queretaro, Pachuca, Puebla and Cuernavaca areas, but these airports do not have the capacity to be a part of an international hub and a city of this size needs an international hub because other international Latin America cities have them, even the smallest cities like san Salvador have them and they are becoming a regional hub. If we do not do this we are missing out on large international opportunities. I think that Mr. slim is right optimizing the efficiency and cost of the project is a different matter. What’s very surprising is that there is no change in AMLOs discourse (that the project needs to be canceled) I don’t think that is a sound option for this country.
Well on last question, I real appreciate you joining us today, is the going to be any political consequences for Andres Manuel for taking this position, and I mean he may even get more votes for taking this position. As you know this is a very interesting election, do you think that there will be any voters that will take a look at this and think twice or there will be voters that will definitely vote for him now that he has taken this position
I think that Mr. Slim is a very respected person he does have his detractors but I can say that most Mexicans admire him, this might take a toll on Andres Manuel and this will also reveal Andres Manuel as a probable future president of Mexico him and slim actually use to be very good friends as you know.
I know and that’s what surprised me about this debate because they were actually almost partners when he was mayor of Mexico City. Andres Manuel opened up most of the historical part of the city for Carlos slim in order to do rebuilding a lot of buying and actually a lot of improvement. I’m just trying to figure out where is this going.
I guess this is a new lesson for slim and he has to find out that there are no friends in politics. there’s no telling wit Andres Manuel, he offered Enrique Cardenas the position for the Puebla governor and again he gave it to Manuel Baroza, and he left his loyalist form old times and I guess this might take a toll on Andres Manuel and also there are many Mexicans and followers that think that this airport is a discussion just for rich people and think this won’t affect them.
It’s great to have you on the show and I hope you come back to talk about this, there’s a lot of issues to talk about
I would love to invite you Ana Maria
Thank you, Manuel Molano

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17
Apr
2018

Seiph Savage: Seguridad y el uso de las redes sociales en torno al proceso electoral México 2018

Cuando se habla del proceso electoral, de la seguridad que se requiere para llevar a cabo las elecciones en México, casi no se ha discutido el impacto que podrían tener por ejemplo, los grupos de crimen organizado, grupos armados, movimientos sociales en el proceso electoral, haciendo uso de las redes sociales, en donde podrían promover "fake news", podrían promover situaciones de violencia ¿Qué información tenemos sobre el uso de las redes sociales y cómo podría impactar el proceso electoral? Para contestar esta pregunta se encuentra Seiph Savage,  Profesora adjunta en @WestVirginiaU Director del HCI Lab en la West Virginia University Colaboradora de @UNAM_MX

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