Arab Today, arab today mexicans in us protest megatycoon carlos slim
Last Updated : GMT 00:09:18
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Mexicans in US protest mega-tycoon Carlos Slim

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Mexicans in US protest mega-tycoon Carlos Slim

Washington - AFP

Mexican immigrant groups in the United States threatened Tuesday to boycott telephone companies owned by Mexican mogul Carlos Slim to protest what they say are abusive charges. "Carlos Slim's monopolistic practices have imposed significant costs to the Mexican economy and burdened the people of Mexico and Latin America," said Juan Jose Gutierrez, of the nonprofit organization VAMOS Unidos USA. Gutierrez, speaking at a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, said there was a protest campaign under way across the country aimed at Slim's tight grip on Mexican telecommunications. The groups have forged a coalition called "Two Countries One Voice" and have demanded that George Washington University (GWU) sever its ties to Slim, who received the school's President's Medal in 2009 for his philanthropic work. Slim is due to receive an honorary degree from the Washington-based university on May 20 in a graduation ceremony on the National Mall. In a letter to Steven Knapp, the president of the university, the coalition said: "George Washington University should not continue to honor a man that has amassed his fortune on the backs of the people of Mexico and Latin America." "We're giving them 48 hours. We're going to keep our options open if they don't respond to us," said Andres Ramirez, an activist from Nevada. A GWU spokesperson, in an email to AFP, said that "the university is looking forward to Mr. Slim's participation in commencement." Considered the world's richest man, Slim heads Mexico's two main telecoms, Telmex and Telcel. Mexican antitrust authorities recently suspended a fine of 11.9 billion pesos (about $920 million) imposed on Telcel a year ago, in exchange for pledges to lower its connection rates to other operators. The top US trade envoy also signaled concerns about Telcel fees in an annual report last year. Mexico is the principal destination of international calls originating in the United States.

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today mexicans in us protest megatycoon carlos slim Arab Today, arab today mexicans in us protest megatycoon carlos slim

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Jordan airline suggests flyers 'talk'

GMT 11:59 2017 Friday ,24 March

Jordan airline suggests flyers 'talk'
Arab Today, arab today Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career

GMT 06:07 2017 Monday ,27 February

Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career
Arab Today, arab today Dozens dead in US-led Syria strikes

GMT 08:35 2017 Thursday ,23 March

Dozens dead in US-led Syria strikes
View News in Arabic - Business: قضايا ساخنة
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Yemen children dream of school

GMT 07:25 2017 Friday ,24 March

Yemen children dream of school
Arab Today, arab today MP submits a petition to dismiss university head

GMT 06:21 2017 Friday ,24 March

MP submits a petition to dismiss university head
Arab Today, arab today Salvage of South Korea's Sewol ferry

GMT 04:51 2017 Friday ,24 March

Salvage of South Korea's Sewol ferry
Arab Today, arab today Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful

GMT 13:38 2017 Monday ,06 March

Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful
Arab Today, arab today Audi RS 5 Coupe acquires new design

GMT 13:22 2017 Thursday ,23 March

Audi RS 5 Coupe acquires new design
Arab Today, arab today Renault Trezor wins design award

GMT 11:56 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

Renault Trezor wins design award
Arab Today, arab today Merna Waleed praises her work with Soad Hosni

GMT 07:03 2017 Wednesday ,22 March

Merna Waleed praises her work with Soad Hosni
Arab Today, arab today 2017 already marked

GMT 15:25 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

2017 already marked

GMT 07:12 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

Donia Abdel Aziz participates in "Game of Silence"

GMT 22:00 2017 Thursday ,23 March

Number of unwedded girls amounts to 2.5m

GMT 10:34 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

Mexico threatens to ditch US corn imports

GMT 19:45 2017 Monday ,20 February

Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"

GMT 07:38 2017 Friday ,24 March

Pass health bill Friday or he'll move on

GMT 07:36 2017 Wednesday ,22 March

US, Britain ban laptops on flights

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday