Feb 9, 2012

U.S.-Mexico Relations: Mexico 'casino czar' exposed by Obama money row

AFP: "A presidential donation row in the United States has exposed the shady past of a Mexican fugitive who fled US drug charges in 1994 but has since built a gaming empire south of the border. US President Barack Obama's re-election committee announced Tuesday it would return the donations, revealed by The New York Times, of some $200,000 by two brothers of Juan Jose Rojas Cardona, or "Pepe."

Across the border in Monterrey, an industrial hub in northern Mexico, Rojas Cardona is nicknamed the "Casino Czar" for his network of gambling houses and walks free, despite various allegations against him." read more

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