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Mexico City Mayor a Presidential Favorite

Lourdes Garcia-Navarro profiles Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the controversial mayor of Mexico City. Obrador is facing criminal charges for an obscure land transaction -- charges that could keep him from running in Mexico's upcoming presidential election -- but millions of Mexicans recently came out in a show of support. Many blame Obrador's political rivals for pushing trumped-up charges to keep him from becoming president.

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Lulu Garcia-Navarro is the host of Weekend Edition Sunday and one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. She is infamous in the IT department of NPR for losing laptops to bullets, hurricanes, and bomb blasts.
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