Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A most pathetic defense from Humberto Moreira

Humberto Moreira Valdés, president of Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI), is in stormy weather not only due to the explosion of debt during his term as governor of Coahuila, but also for his government seemingly falsifying documents to creditors and as well the federal government. Gustavo Madero, head of Partido Acción Nacional (PAN), has in particular been on the offensive here, demanding that Moreira explain these irregularities.

Yet what has been Moreira's response? He attacked the "perverse campaign" against him, and  launched a challenge to PAN: If you want to talk about the debt, then let's also talk about the debt to the dead in the fight against organized crime."

What on earth is the connection here? If this illogical,  non-nonsensical rubbish is all what Moreira can come up with, he might be in serious trouble.

Also: Enrique Peña Nieto jumped to Moreira's offense, of sorts, claiming that the debt issue had been "politicized." Well of course it has! If a governor leaves office with an incredible amount of debt accumulated, some possibly even illegally, and then heads the country's biggest party, how can it not be "politicized"?


  1. Not politicizing issues seems to be Peña Nieto's favourite defence as I noticed the other day when towns in his state got flooded badly, once again, earlier in the year he said he did not want the issue to be politicized.

    He must be the most non-political politician around such is his dread of politicizing anything.

  2. Hah! What a great observation!
    Many thanks for reading, Babak.