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Mexico’s ‘Most Powerful Women’ Arrested

The powerful Elba Esther Gordillo is accused of embezzling about $160 million from the union’s funds

The head of Mexico’s powerful teachers’ union has been arrested at an airport outside Mexico City on suspicion of embezzling the union’s funds.

Attorney General Jesús Murillo Karam said that Elba Esther Gordillo, who has led the 1.5 million-member National Union of Education Worker for 23 years, was detained in Toluca on Tuesday on charges that she embezzled about $160 million from union funds.

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