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The Madeleine Brand Show for June 26, 2012




A van in Mexico CIty bore signs of support for Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
A van in Mexico CIty bore signs of support for Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
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Mexico elects a new president this Sunday. We break down the history of the PRI political party, expected to take control from Felipe Calderón's PAN party. What will it mean for the drug war and oil trade? But student movement "Yo Soy Ciento Treinta y Dos" is not happy about the expected power shift. It’s time for another installment in our regular series of conversations with Grammar Girl, a super hero of spelling, punctuation and all things grammar. And, social media is playing a more pivotal role in the 2012 presidential race than any other election, and both Obama and presumptive GOP nominee Romney have been ramping up their game. KPCC's reporter Josie Huang explains the cyberwar over voters.