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AMLO gets his chance to drag Mexico out of feudalism

By Les Whittington      

The challenges, and opportunities, for incoming president Andr茅s Manuel L贸pez Obrador are immense.

Incoming Mexican president Andr茅s Manuel L贸pez Obrador is a leftist former mayor of Mexico City. Photograph courtesy of Eneas De Troya
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OTTAWA鈥擣or anyone accustomed to the relative prosperity and order of Canada, spending a lot of time in Latin America inevitably produces a catalogue of shocks. But, for me, few were as grim as visiting a garbage dump on the outskirts of Mexico City, where hundreds of people lived and worked as scavengers among the mountains of waste. The pepenadores, as the trash pickers were called, spent their days in the sweltering heat and stinking garbage to earn maybe

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