The Hill – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign is holding fundraisers in Mexico on Wednesday, expanding its offshore money operation one day after the New Hampshire primary. Clinton herself will not be attending.
CNBC – Donald Trump might want to build a wall across the U.S. southern border to keep Mexican migrants out but don’t expect Mexico to pay for it, former President Felipe Calderon told CNBC, calling the billionaire a “not very well-informed man.”
TeleSur – The National Regeneration Movement, or Morena party, has inaugurated the first of eight universities it plans to open in the municipalities and towns it governs in Mexico.
TeleSur – The National Electoral Institute, Mexico’s electoral authority, will start to issue voter identification cards to Mexican living outside the country in order to facilitate voting for the 2018 election.
Latin Correspondent – A Spanish court has ruled that former Mexican politician Humberto Moreira should be held in custody while officers investigate alleged corruption charges. Former Institutional Revolutionary Party chief Moreira is under suspicion of “embezzling public funds, money laundering, bribery and belonging to a criminal organization.”
El Democrata – The writer, journalist and former leader of the Mexican Communist Party (PCM) Gerardo Unzueta Lorenzana, died Sunday at the age of 90 in Mexico City.
CNN – Donald Trump’s inaugural television advertisement released on Monday reassures GOP primary voters that he will “stop illegal immigration by building a wall on our southern border that Mexico will pay for.” But the footage shows Moroccans fleeing, according to Politifact, not Mexicans.
Huff Post – When it comes to Mexico, the Republican front-runners for U.S. president are clueless amateurs. Their view of Mexico, which shares a nearly 2,000-mile border with four U.S. states, appears shaped more by 1960s Clint Eastwood movies then anything resembling reality.
Independent – Criminal gangs are “contaminating democracy” in Mexico by funding political campaigns and even buying public debt to launder their dirty money, according to Edgardo Buscaglia, one of the world’s leading experts on international organised crime.
WSJ – Donald Trump’s rants against Mexican migrants have helped rocket him to the top of national polls in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. What an inconvenient fact it must be that Mexicans are now leaving the U.S. in greater numbers than they are arriving.
LAT – The nomination of Roberta Jacobson to be ambassador to Mexico is in limbo, hostage to GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio’s staunch opposition to Obama’s diplomatic opening with Cuba, which Jacobson helped negotiate as assistant secretary of State.
EFE – A total of 19 U.S. Latino lawmakers sent a letter to U.S. Republican presidential hopeful – and Florida senator – Marco Rubio asking him to stop blocking confirmation of the assistant secretary of state for the Western Hemisphere, Roberta Jacobson, as ambassador to Mexico.
Dossier Politico -The payment of Christmas bonuses to 30 governors exceeds 3.961 million pesos ($211,800), although five leaders received a third of the amount. Two agreed not to receive the benefit.
Vanguardia – Margarita Zavala, Eruviel Avila, Miguel Angel Mancera and Jaime Rodríguez Calderón “The Bronco” would be their parties’ candidates for the presidency, according to a poll by Parametría.
NYT – The leader of Mexico’s governing party has said it will stop hiring neuroscience consultants to register voters’ brain waves and read their facial expressions, responding to a political outcry over its use of the tools of neuromarketing to shape its campaign and governing messages.
TeleSUR – The Party of the Democratic Revolution, or PRD, proposed that Mexico’s left-wing forces create a coalition for 2016 state elections. The move comes as the party is expected to lose many constituencies to the new, more progressive leftist Morena party.
Various personalities from literature, cinema and academia signed a manifesto speech rejecting the Republican candidate for President of the United States, Donald Trump.
Sexenio – Bishop Felipe Arizmendi Esquivel has attacked the former president of Mexico, Vicente Fox, for his stance in favor of legalization and decriminalization of marijuana in Mexico.
Vanguardia -Margarita Zavala, the wife of former President Felipe Calderon said that while she will not be a presidential candidate of the PAN in 2018, she doesn’t rule out running as an independent.
El Financiero – The Senate is slated, at the PAN’s urging, to take up the issue of an independent candidacy for the presidential elections of 2018 with a proposal to give full flexibility and openness to independent candidates.