“Slimlandia”: Mexico in the Grip of Oligarchs

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26/09/2014 by Don Quijones

Just as happened in Yeltsin’s Russia, the “liberalization” and privatization of Mexican markets gave rise to a new über-caste of hyper-connected, filthy rich oligarchs. More than half of the 11 Mexican tycoons featured on Forbes’ 2012 Rich List (who between them controlled a total wealth of $129.7 billion) are or once were owners of former state-run enterprises. Now they own just about everything…

Read the full article @ Wolf Street.


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