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Tens of thousands protest Mexican oil reforms

Tens of thousands protest Mexican oil reforms

MEXICO CITY — Tens of thousands of Mexicans jammed the center of their capital city Sunday to protest President Enrique Peña Nieto’s plan to allow foreign firms to invest in and collaborate with the state-run oil company, whose independence from outside influence has been a source of national pride for decades. The city government estimated that 44,000 people crowded downtown’s Avenida Juarez to hear the anti-reform arguments of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the two-time presidential candidate and de facto leader of the Mexican left. Although reform supporters appear to have enough votes in congress and state legislatures to approve the proposal, which requires...

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