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Argentine President Cristina Kirchner’s Smart Advice for Mexico’s First Female Presidential Candidate

Earlier this month, Josefina Vázquez Mota became Mexico’s first female presidential candidate backed by a major. Her nomination has been called both a step forward for Mexico and a shrewd move by the beleaguered conservative National Action Party.
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