January 24, 2011 4:39 PM

In Mexico's Oaxaca, new political order rolls up sleeves

When Gabino Cue took the reins last month as the governor of the poverty-stricken, conflict-prone southern state of Oaxaca, he expected a Pandora's box of ills to confront him. But even the savvy Cue found himself stunned at the condition of state government that he inherited after he took the oath of office Dec. 1.

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