- The recriminations over the presidential election continue to dominate the headlines.
- The electoral commission has revoked an existing fine against the P.R.I. however. It this the dog belatedly coughing up the hand that feeds it?
- Observers are coming around (very belatedly) to the idea that Mexico’s ‘transition to democracy’ was not substantive.
- Not the FT though, who in this profile of the new president and his tasks ahead give a comically rose-tinted assessment of the Salinas government.
- Lopez Obredor alleges “extensive vote buying, systematic bias in the media, manipulated opinion polls and massive overspending” in documents submitted to the electoral authorities.
- Two state police have been charged with torture in the Atenco case dating from 2006.
- Meanwhile, HSBC blotted its relatively decent (in the post-2008 period, at least) reputation by having been a key cog in the laundering of drug money in Mexico, as well as Syria and Iran (a sin, it seems they claim, of omission). The FT does rather exoticize the Mexican situation – home to cocaine cartels and rampant money laundering – as if it was only a supply-side issue. Actually that probably does fit with the FT view on the world, doesn’t it.
- Universal has a profile of Mexican Taikwondo star and reigning Olympic champion María del Rosario Espinoza.
- It also has a nice section on high-profile Latin Americans competing at London 2012.