Mexico Braces For The Unthinkable: A Fair Election

Sixty farmers, including a half-dozen ninetysomething veterans of the Mexican Revolution, gathered in a dusty peanut warehouse in rural Xoxocotla. They came to hear leftist presidential candidate Cuauht moc C rdenas promise to reverse the 1991 agrarian reform that threatens to allow big landowners to buy the small farmers out. "Was it worth it to spill blood in Emiliano Zapata's great revolutionary battles, if our families' land is unprotected today?" asked sugarcane grower Tito Jaramillo Vazquez.

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