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Mexican president to move annual salute

President Vicente Fox backed away from a confrontation with leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday, announcing that he wouldn’t hold his annual Independence Day celebration at the capital’s main Zocalo square to avoid protesters. Lopez Obrador and his supporters had vowed to upstage Fox by refusing to take part in Friday’s salute of “Viva Mexico!”, delivered each year by the president. They plan to take over the Zocalo for their own celebration, and some feared clashes if pro-government revelers showed up. Full Story

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