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My Ethics Professor Is A Criminal

To teach business ethics to students, several MBA programs are inviting convicted white-collar criminals to talk about how they defrauded their companies.

Ex- Enron financial director Andrew Fastow visits Leeds Business School (CESR)
Ex- Enron financial director Andrew Fastow visits Leeds Business School (CESR)

BOULDER - The Leeds Business School auditorium at the University of Colorado is jam packed. Around 1600 students came to hear the star of the day: a 50-something man with short white hair and a striped shirt. His name is Andrew Fastow, and his audience is spellbound.

At the end of the 1990s, Fastow was Enron's financial director, and partly responsible for one of the biggest bankruptcies America has ever known. In 2002, a year after his company's collapse, he was indicted on fraud, money laundering and conspiracy. He cooperated with authorities and served six years.

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AMLO Power Grab: Mexico's Electoral Reform Would Make Machiavelli Proud

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, aka AMLO, says his plans to reform the electoral system are a way to save taxpayer money. A closer look tells a different story.

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of Mexico votes

Luis Rubio

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MEXICO CITY — For supporters of Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) the goal is clear: to keep power beyond the 2024 general election, at any price. Finally, the engineers of the much-touted Fourth Transformation, ALMO's 2018 campaign promise to do away with the privileged abuses that have plagued Mexican politics for decades, are showing their colors.

Current electoral laws date back to the 1990s, when unending electoral disputes were a constant of every voting round and impeded effective governance in numerous states and districts. The National Electoral Institute (INE) and its predecessor, the IFE, were created to solve once and for all those endemic disputes.

Their promoters hoped Mexico could expect a more honest future, with the electoral question resolved. The 2006 presidential elections, which included AMLO as a recalcitrant loser, showed this was hoping for too much. That election is also, remotely, at the source of the president's new electoral initiative.

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