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Mexico arrests head of teacher's union on fraud charges

Elba Esther Gordillo, leader of Mexico's teacher's union, attends an event in Puebla in this April 7, 2011 file photograph. Mexico on February 26, 2013 arrested Gordillo, the powerful head of the country's teachers' union, on suspicion of embezzling the union's funds, the Mexican attorney general said. Authorities accuse Gordillo, who is viewed as one of the key obstacles to education reform in Mexico, of siphoning off millions of pesos of union money into private accounts, Jesus Murillo told reporters at a news conference. REUTERS/Imelda Medina/Files

Elba Esther Gordillo, leader of Mexico's teacher's union, attends an event in Puebla in this April 7, 2011 file photograph. Mexico on February 26, 2013 arrested Gordillo, the powerful head of the country's teachers' union, on suspicion of embezzling...more

Elba Esther Gordillo, leader of Mexico's teacher's union, attends an event in Puebla in this April 7, 2011 file photograph. Mexico on February 26, 2013 arrested Gordillo, the powerful head of the country's teachers' union, on suspicion of embezzling the union's funds, the Mexican attorney general said. Authorities accuse Gordillo, who is viewed as one of the key obstacles to education reform in Mexico, of siphoning off millions of pesos of union money into private accounts, Jesus Murillo told reporters at a news conference. REUTERS/Imelda Medina/Files
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Elba Esther Gordillo, leader of Mexico's teacher's union, addresses the audience in Puebla April 7, 2011. REUTERS/Imelda Medina

Elba Esther Gordillo, leader of Mexico's teacher's union, addresses the audience in Puebla April 7, 2011. REUTERS/Imelda Medina

Elba Esther Gordillo, leader of Mexico's teacher's union, addresses the audience in Puebla April 7, 2011. REUTERS/Imelda Medina
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