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Mexico’s Senate votes for governor

Mexico’s Senate ruled Thursday there was no reason to oust Oaxaca’s embattled state governor, eliminating the last formal legal recourse for thousands of protesters who for months have demanded the resignation of Gov. Ulises Ruiz. By a 74-31 vote, the Senate found that the state government had not ceased to function, even though officials have been essentially chased out of the capital city for the past five months by a coalition of leftists and striking teachers who claim the governor used fraud to win his 2004 election. Full Story

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