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Published: 14/12/2011 08:00 by: SUN
Peña Nieto has no right to be president: Carlos Fuentes
The renowned Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes, criticized the PRI's
MEXICO CITY (SUN) After the PRI's presidential candidate, Enrique
Peña Nieto, was wrong to mention the author said is one of his books
that have marked - "The Eagle's Throne" - the author of the work,
Carlos Fuentes, criticized the politician.
"This man has the right to read me," he said. "What is not entitled
to is to be president of Mexico from ignorance, that's serious," he
said, recalling the blunder of Peña Nieto International Book Fair, to
be confused with Enrique Krauze.
In an interview with BBC World, Fuentes said that "problems require a
man who can talk as a couple with (Barack) Obama, Angela Merkel
(Nicolas) Sarkozy, and this is not the man to do it," referring to
the PRI candidate.
The international broadcaster's response sought from Peña Nieto; he
said of Fuentes. Peña Nieto merely mentioned that "the views of all
citizens are respected, including that of a writer and intellectual
as prominent as Don Carlos Fuentes."
In the interview, Fuentes was also critical of other aspirants to the
presidency of Mexico. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he represents
"an old left." And Josefina Vazquez Mota, one of the contenders of
the PAN, felt that her party will pay for the "not taking advantage
of" two opportunities in Los Pinos.
He also shared his views on the war on drugs launched by President
Felipe Calderon. "Calderon's strategy of frontal attack has served to
make us aware of the problem. But I do not agree with it."
He added that "the problem of organized crime is not solved without
the assistance of the United States, the U.S. government recently,
but there is a moment on national and international, will have to act
in conjunction with a Mexican government."
And sentenced on national policy: "the traditional parties have no
solutions, no proposals that convince people," he says. "The problems
are too big, their politics is very small."