Mexico: Either Candidate Will Do

Better relations a given for many Mexicans, no matter who wins

I’m standing in the middle of the Zocalo, the heart of Mexico City’s historical district, listening to Marco Antonio Solis of the native band Los Bukis. About half a million people are in the square to support Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the former mayor of Mexico City and left-wing presidential candidate, who is set to speak. Two years ago, this country had its own high-profile election and many Mexicans still feel that the ruling party stole the 2006 presidency from Obrador and his party, the Paritido de la Revolucion Democratica, or PRD.

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