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Teachers Challenge a President: Protests Suppressed in Mexico


 De panzazo (2012), which means “belly flop.” It shows that, in addition to inadequate supplies and classrooms, teachers are often unprepared for class or don’t show up. Recently, Elba Esther Gordillo Morales, the leader of the 1.4 million member Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (SNTE), the largest labor union in Latin America, was jailed on corruption charges. Gordillo ran the SNTE for 23 years, but her multiple international vacation homes and her penchant for luxury clothing rankled ordinary Mexicans.  After she was jailed, it was discovered that she spent more on clothing at Neiman Marcus than pop singer Beyonce.













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