Mexican Elections

GUESTS: GERRY HADDEN *NPR Mexico Correspondent MIGUEL SZEKELY *Research economist at the Inter American Development Bank (Washington, DC) *Author, The Economics of Poverty, Inequality and Wealth Accumulation in Mexico ( MacMillan, London, 1998) This weekend, Mexicans go to the polls in what promises to be a historic election. For the first time Mexicans will elect their leaders free from government control. The elections are being run by autonomous institutions, but the activity of military and paramilitary groups has raised concerns about potential fraud.

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