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Carolina Sánchez Pérez, who lives in a shack in Mexico City, supported former mayor Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

To many of Mexico's poor, election a setback

Rally in capital draws 280,000 demonstrators

By Indira A.R. Lakshmanan
Globe Staff / July 9, 2006

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MEXICO CITY -- For millions of Mexico City's poorest residents, the recent presidential election was about hope. They flocked to vote for Andrés Manuel López Obrador, their former mayor, who championed the downtrodden and made them feel they had a savior. (Full article: 1166 words)

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