Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Jumping on the bandwagon? Jorge Castañeda, now against Gordillo

To be fair, Jorge Castañeda dedicates a chunk of his new book to criticizing Elba Esther Gordillo, head of the powerful SNTE teachers union, and accused of ultra-corruption. In a recent piece for Enfoque (direct PDF download here), which is well worth a read, he expands on the criticism. As such, I guess one can't accuse him of jumping entirely on the bandwagon, though the piece nonetheless does come across as more than a bit apologetic over his longtime bonds with Gordillo, a connection that seems to have been maintained first and foremost in the hope that Gordillo would do something for him - that is, help him become a presidential candidate. According to Castañeda, for 2012, Gordillo's main choice is now Marcelo Ebrard. I find that hard to believe.

Regardless: Given recent big-shot PRI members' recent criticism of Gordillo, of note is that Jacqueline Peschard, head of IFAI (federal institute of access to information), also speaks out against Gordillo, calling for an investigation.

Who's next? Has the tide really turned against Gordillo?

One can only hope.

Who is next?

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