What Mexico Deserves

Reopening the Ballot Boxes Not a Bad Idea, If They Can Be Peacefully Closed

Published: Wednesday, 08/02/2006 12:00 am EDT

The peso drops as supporters of Andrés Manuel L√≥pez Obrador bring parts of Mexico City to a halt. Mr. L√≥pez Obrador, who lost the presidential election by only 240,000 votes, says he is a rebel with a cause who is leading the kind of popular demonstration that has become the hallmark of the former mayor.

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