Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Reporters on the Job

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Reporters on the Job

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* Mexico's Voters: On Friday evening, staff writer Sara Miller Llana had a telling conversation with a waiter who works along Reforma Avenue in Mexico City. He told her that he usually makes about $30 a day, but has made no more than $10 a day because of all the supporters of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (aka AMLO) blocking the streets.

He didn't vote in the July presidential elections because he says he doesn't trust any of Mexico's political leaders. "The protesters say, 'You must not be poor if you didn't vote for AMLO.' He says he ispoor, but he still wants companies from Japan or the US to invest in the country. He told me AMLO's hardcore supporters can't see the long view," says Sara. But like the AMLO supporters, he says the election was fraudulent.

"He said his mother was offered money at a polling place, and so was his neighbor. The conversation is a small indication of the troubles that lie ahead for Mexico's next leader," says Sara.

* Lost World: Naguib Mahfouz famously identified the akhwa (cafe) as one of the principal sources of inspiration. And like millions of Cairennes, he liked nothing better than whiling away the day over glasses of sweet tea or coffee. …

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