Jun 19, 2012

U.S. Border States Have Stake In Mexico's Election

NPR: Mexicans go to the polls July 1 to elect their next president, but it isn't just Mexicans who are interested in the outcome. For Americans living along the border, the future of Mexico affects their bottom line.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: In southern Texas and in Arizona, people are paying a lot of attention to the presidential election - Mexico's presidential election. From member station KJZZ, Peter O'Dowd explains why millions of Americans are awaiting July 1st, Mexico's election day.

PETER O'DOWD, BYLINE: Stand on the edge of this unfinished railroad bridge outside of Brownsville, Texas, and you can see across the Rio Grande into Mexico. It's the first bridge of its kind to connect the countries in a century. And for businessman John Wood, it's a symbol of the way lives connect along the border. Read more.

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