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Old 01-27-2008, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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SANTA MARIA QUIEGOLANI, Mexico - Women in this Indian village high in the pine-clad mountains of Oaxaca rise each morning at 4 a.m. to gather firewood, grind corn, prepare the day's food, care for the children and clean the house.

But they aren't allowed to vote in local elections, because — the men say — they don't do enough work.

It was here, in a village that has struggled for centuries to preserve its Zapotec traditions, that Eufrosina Cruz, 27, decided to become the first woman to run for mayor — despite the fact that women aren't allowed to attend town assemblies, much less run for office.
Yahoo News article (broken link)

That above may explain in part why Mexico really does not want many of their people back.

The 'elite' would be terrified of a bunch of especially dark skinned people who tasted more freedom/respect despite being in the USA illegally------the latter would demand the same back home.
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