Article from Mexican Labor News & Analysis
Published by UE International.
Date published: February, 2016
Web version: http://www.ueinternational.org/Mexico_info/mlna_articles.php?id=239#1807
Carlos Aceves del Olmo, who is 75 years old, became head of the Confederation of Mexican Workers (CTM) in January following the death of its previous general secretary Joquín Gamoa Pascoe. Aceves has served the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) as a congressman for three terms and senator for one. He will serve from 2016 to 2022.
Aceves is a great admirer of Fidel Velázquez—the notorious conservative and dictatorial leaders—who, Aceves says, was his “Pope.” He told the press that although it seems as if Mexican workers have “holes in the pockets”, since they have so little money, he thinks “the government is doing as well as it can given the circumstances.”