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Ms. Elba Esther Gordillo

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Company Description: Mexbiznews.com offers news and features on international business issues in Mexico overlooked by many other news outlets. Reporting for articles on the site goes...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Teachers Union Chief
    MexBizNews
  • Much-Feared Head
    MexBizNews
  • Head
    Mexican Teachers Union
  • President
    Mexican Teachers Union
  • Sempiternal Leader
    Mexican Teachers Union
  • President
    PRI
  • Senator
    PRI
  • President
    SNTE
  • Head and the Federal Government
    SNTE
  • Nefarious Leader
    SNTE
  • National Education Workers Union
  • Head
    Teacher Union
  • Natural Leader
    Teacher Union
  • President
    National Union of Education Workers
  • Powerful and Influential Leader
    National Union of Education Workers
  • Head of the Congressional Delegation and President
    Institutional Revolutionary Party
  • Long Time Leader
    Institutional Revolutionary Party
  • President
    National Teachers Union

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    New Alliance Party
  • Founder
    Democratic Federation of Unions of Public Servants
  • Founder
    Alliance for Quality Education
  • Secretary-General
    PRI
  • General Secretary of the Union and Head
    Institutional Revolutionary Party
199 Total References
Web References
Reuters/Reuters - The San ...
www.mexicoreviews.org, 13 May 2013 [cached]
Reuters/Reuters - The San Diego home of Elba Esther Gordillo, the head of Mexico' s main teachers' union, is pictured in Coronado, California The internet leader in Auctions & Buy it Now deals to see the world.
"Mexico's Most Powerful Woman" Dogged by Corruption Allegations - Girish Gupta
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"Probably Mexico's most powerful woman" is how the Associated Press describes Elba Esther Gordillo, president of Mexico's teachers' union and "potential kingmaker in next year's presidential election."
The head of Latin America's biggest union, the 1.5 million member National Union of Education Workers, Gordillo is mired in allegations that she attempted to extort $1.7 million a month from a federal agency.
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The Economist, under the headline "An expensive handbag fight," yesterday described Gordillo as one of the country's most extraordinary political creations, having accumulated a fortune that is thought to include mansions across the world and a private jet.
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Reuters' Anahi Rama was scathing of Gordillo. "Mexico's ambitions to become a top world economy are being held back by a corrupt public education system controlled by (Gordillo), who politicians fear to cross," she wrote, before relaying that one political analyst described the 66-year-old as the "Darth Vader of Mexico," while others call her "Jimmy Hoffa in a dress."
People inside and outside the country ...
www.latimes.com, 27 Feb 2013 [cached]
People inside and outside the country speculate on what message the new president aims to send with the charges against the infamous Elba Esther Gordillo. print Comments
Mexican teachers union chief Elba Esther Gordillo
Mexican teachers union chief Elba Esther Gordillo in June.
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Here, once again, was Elba Esther Gordillo, the powerful boss of Mexico's massive, sclerotic teachers union. But instead of the image Mexicans were used to - Gordillo standing in front of adoring followers, defiantly speechifying, dressed to the nines - her famous face was now barely visible through the bars of a Mexico City jail.
The face scowled above a simple white turtleneck as a federal court official read the charges against her. They allege that she illegally diverted more than $156 million in union funds, which she used to support her famously lavish lifestyle: the plastic surgery procedures; the Neiman Marcus spending sprees; the private jets like the one she had landed in Tuesday at the Toluca airport, where she and three others were promptly arrested by federal officials.
The surprise arrest of Gordillo, 68, has many Mexicans riveted by the latest chapter in her telenovela-like life story and relieved that there will be some kind of reckoning for a flamboyant, reform-averse and seemingly untouchable leader who, to her many critics, was the embodiment of old-school Mexican corruption.
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Education reform is one of the key elements of that plan, and Gordillo had loudly opposed a reform package that Peña Nieto signed into law this week. The law, among other things, stripped Gordillo of her vast powers to hire, fire and promote teachers.
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Gordillo and Romero are but two powerful bosses among dozens who are essentially legacies of the single-party patronage-based system of governance developed by the PRI, which ruled Mexico for most of the 20th century.
But Gordillo has long held a special place in Mexican public life. Once a schoolteacher from the poverty-stricken state of Chiapas, she is nicknamed "La Maestra," or "the Teacher.
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According to jail sources cited by the newspaper El Universal, Gordillo had no dinner on her first night behind bars.
LAT - Elba Esther ...
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LAT - Elba Esther Gordillo, the much-feared head of Mexico's gigantic teachers union, in an open letter to the public is blaming the abysmal state of education in Mexico on none other than working mothers.
MexicoPerspective.com
mexicoperspective.com, 1 Sept 2013 [cached]
Jailed teachers union leader Elba Esther Gordillo won an injunction as a result of errors involved in the case that put her behind bars, Mexican media reported. But the government will get the opportunity to correct those errors and she remains imprisoned. Last week, Gordillo's daughter, Sen. Mónica Arriola, left her post as secretary general of the New Alliance Party formed by Gordillo. Story on injuction, in El Mexicano (PDF). Jump.
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