Jailed teachers union chief denied home detention

AP – After Mexico’s most famous prisoner, drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, tunneled his way out of a maximum security facility last month, its second-most famous prisoner has been denied home detention by a Mexican federal court. Former teachers’ union head Elba Esther Gordillo, once a feared political operator who has been in jail since 2013 on charges of embezzlement and organized crime, had requested home detention for health reasons. She is 70 years old, the age at which under Mexican law prisoners can be considered for serving jail time at home.


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