Still waters run deep.
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Mexicans in US protest mega-tycoon
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.