The online weather forecast for Mexico City had been the same for days. An image of the bright sun we think of as stereotypically Mexican appeared daily, but a dark cloud with menacing lightning and rain obscured its radiance. At an elevation of over 7,000 feet, Mexico City, the world's largest city, is cooler than you might expect and the daily rains have made life on the street difficult for the thousands of people that are still actively protesting what they assert was voting fraud in July's national elections. On Sept. 7, the day of my visit, the protesters had been on the streets for forty days and forty nights and had just learned that the Mexican court system certified the election results giving the presidency to the opposition candidate, Felipe Calderon.
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