From The Post: Dirty Politics in Mexico

The Post's Manuel Roig-Franzia reports today on voter coercion in Mexico. Despite improvements, Mexico seems to find itself struggling with the same issues of fraud and corruption it has faced in previous elections.

Millions of poor Mexicans have been threatened with exclusion from health care and social assistance programs if they do not vote for various candidates, the studies show. Others, mostly in rural areas, have been given cash payoffs of $40 to $60 for their votes, a tidy sum in a country where the poorest families subsist on less than $4 a day.

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By washingtonpost.com |  June 26, 2006; 10:09 AM ET  | Category:  From The Post
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