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June 3, 2024 58 mins
It's a breakthrough moment for Mexican women as former Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum is elected the country's first female president. While the result is undoubtedly historic, many see her as the continuity candidate -- Sheinbaum is the protege of the popular outgoing president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador -- and are concerned that while she will continue his popular anti-poverty measures, she may also inherit some of his anti-democratic efforts as well as his failure to rein in violence. Mexican scholar and public policy analyst Viri Rios joins the program to discuss.  Also on today's show: Tessa Dooms, Program Director for Rivonia Circle, a South African NGO; Åsne Seierstad, Author, "The Afghans"; TV host George Stephanapoulos  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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