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Head Of Mexico's Teachers Union Behind Bars

NPR | Feb. 28, 2013 9:04 a.m.

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Carrie Kahn

The powerful head of Mexico’s teacher’s union is in jail charged with embezzling about $160 million in union funds. Prosecutors claim some of the money went to plastic surgery, real estate in the U.S. and other luxury expenses. NPR’s Carrie Kahn reports the arrest may signal Mexico’s newly-elected president is ready to start cleaning house.

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