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Authorities jail head of Mexico's powerful teachers' union on embezzlement charges
AP via Fox ^ | February 27, 2013 | Mark Stevenson and Adriana Gomez Licon

Posted on 02/27/2013 5:51:33 AM PST by Pan_Yan

MEXICO CITY – One of Mexico's biggest political kingfish sits in a women's prison in the capital, accused of embezzling millions in funds from her teachers' union to pay for property, private planes, plastic surgery and her Nieman Marcus bill.

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The fall of one of the country's most storied and divisive characters — unthinkable just months ago — comes with the return to power of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party, which previously ruled for 71 years and once helped Gordillo consolidate her power. She was arrested one day after President Enrique Pena Nieto signed into law a comprehensive education reform designed to dismantle a system she controlled.

Union members had been marching in the streets against the reform in recent weeks, and the fiery Gordillo, who rose from school teacher to a maker of presidents, vowed to keep fighting.

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The reform creates a system of uniform standards for teacher hiring and promotion based on merit instead of union connections. It also allows for the first census of Mexico's education system, which Gordillo's union has largely controlled for decades, allegedly padding the payroll with thousands of phantom teachers.

So great is the union's control that no one knows exactly how many schools, teachers or students exist in Mexico.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: corruption; mexico; unions

1 posted on 02/27/2013 5:51:40 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan
So great is the union's control that no one knows exactly how many schools, teachers or students exist in Mexico.

And we thought we had problems!

2 posted on 02/27/2013 5:53:52 AM PST by livius
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To: livius
And we thought we had problems!

Actually, I've heard the same types of questions raised about the Los Angeles Unified School District and others.

3 posted on 02/27/2013 5:55:52 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: livius

And we thought we had problems!


I kind of see it the other way around, the Mexican union leaders had to steal it, in this country the rascals do not even have to steal it they just take it with the blessings of our own government and the people who worship the scum bags.

In Mexico the corrupt Government officials have to worry about getting caught, here they have nothing to worry about because they do not have to steal it to live the life of Reilly, our highly intelligent law makers let them decipher the laws to suit them selves or make their own laws.

A good example, Rand Paul does not know for sure if Obama has the authority to send a missal down on his own people or not, and what is worse is that he is the only one concerned about it.


4 posted on 02/27/2013 7:04:29 AM PST by ravenwolf
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