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Mexico's new president faces long grind on poverty

 Reuters 30 July 2019

Sofia Irene can remember when a Mexican president came to visit her mountaintop village pledging to replace dirt floors with cement, pave roads and broaden electricity coverage. (1248 Words) - By Gabriel Stargardter



Girls play in San Simon Zahuatlan July 13, 2019. More than 12 million Mexicans have joined the ranks of the poor since former president Vicente Fox left office six years ago, making poverty a top issue in the July 1 presidential vote.  Photo: REUTERS/Claudia Daut

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