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June 17, 2012

Entrenched interests enslave Mexicans in cycle of hopelessness

Twelve years ago, Mexicans thought their country had been given a fresh start when, for the first time in seven decades, the political party that had been identified with a do-nothing bureaucracy, crony capitalism and a corrupt government lost its hold on the presidency. When Mexican voters go to the polls July 1, however, that same party is all but certain to win, a restoration to power that signals how intractable Mexico's many problems have been.

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