The Friends Of Carlos Salinas

One starry night, Mexican television magnate Emilio Azcarraga Milmo was lounging on the deck of his yacht, bobbing at anchor in the Pacific. Looking up at the sky, he noticed a wandering speck of light. Told it was probably an errant satellite, Azcarraga immediately got on the phone to business associates in Mexico City, inquiring about the value of lost satellites. By the end of the evening, Azcarraga had spun out a rudimentary business plan for yet another ambitious company, a satellite-retrieval service.

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