A Mexican Crackdown Or Just Pr?

Arrests of rogue businessmen may be simply political damage control

Most Mexicans cheered when fugitive executive Gerardo de Prevoisin, 57, was escorted off a plane from Switzerland and whisked away to a Mexican penitentiary on Sept. 24. The sight of the former chairman of AeroMexico in handcuffs was a welcome one in a country where indicted businesspeople often roam free, enjoying their luxury sedans and yachts. De Prevoisin now awaits trial on charges of embezzling $61 million in company funds.

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