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Friday, July 19

NY Times Still Poor, Latin Americans Protest Push for Open Markets: "Though she had never before protested, Ms. Puntaca said, she could not bear to see a Belgian company buy what she called 'our wealth' the region's two state-owned electrical generators. So armed with a metal pot to bang, she joined neighbors in a demonstration so unyielding that it forced President Alejandro Toledo to declare a state of emergency here, suspend the $167 million sale and eventually shake up his cabinet."



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