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Thursday, July 3, 1997

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  • MEXICO ELECTION

    The stakes are high in Sunday’s national elections in Mexico. For the first time ever, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (known as the PRI) has significantly loosened its grip on the electoral machinery and is expected to allow opposition parties to participate and win some major governmental posts. On Sunday, voters will select more than 500 Federal legislators, hundreds of municipal officials and the first mayor of Mexico City in the country’s history.

  • ALLIANCE FOR DEMOCRACY

    In 1776, a small group of 18th century colonists met in Philadelphia to declare their independence from an existing monarch and his oligarchy. Tomorrow a group of 21st century populists will be going to this same city and the same site to declare independence from America’s current corporate oligarchy.

  • MARS PATHFINDER

    In a big public relations exercise timed to coincide with Independence Day celebrations, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), plans to land a sophisticated camera and vehicle on Mars tomorrow. The Mars Pathfinder is supposed to land on Mars and open up into a six- wheel rover called Sojourner.