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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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The upheaval surrounding the recent Mexican inauguration has played itself out locally, albeit more peacefully. Although Chicago hosts an official consulate for the country, supporters of the PRD opposition have set up an "alternate" to what they see as an outpost of the Calderon government. With over 1.5M persons of Mexican descent living in the area, such a move could have an impact on the country's political landscape. NPR's Cheryl Corley has more.

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