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Oaxaca calm gives Mexico’s Calderon breathing room

A heavy police presence in Mexico’s troubled tourist city of Oaxaca has knocked the wind out of protests to oust a state governor, giving President Felipe Calderon room to breathe in his first days in office. Violent clashes between federal police and protesting teachers, Indian groups and others demanding the resignation of Gov. Ulises Ruiz were a looming crisis for Calderon, who took power on Friday amid fist fights between lawmakers and protests from leftists who say he stole the July presidential election. Full Story

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