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Mexico leader to help 100 poorest towns

Newly inaugurated President Felipe Calderon announced a program Wednesday to help Mexico’s 100 poorest communities, responding to leftist critics who accuse the conservative leader of wanting to help only the rich. Traveling by helicopter to Tlacoachistlahuaca, a desperately poor, largely Indian community a few miles from the Pacific resort of Acapulco, Calderon promised to pave and light the town’s streets and build a proper drainage system. He also pledged to build or improve about 2,500 houses at a cost of about $4 million. Full Story

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