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In Mexico, a Powerful Union Boss Offers an Anti-Corruption Test

August 18, 2019

MEXICO CITY – A familiar question hung in the air (and on social media) last week after a judge sent former social development secretary Rosario Robles to prison while prosecutors investigate corruption allegations against her: When will it be Carlos Romero Deschamps’ turn?

The head of Pemex’s largest workers’ union since 1993, Deschamps, 75, has spent the last three decades parrying...

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