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Mexico finds a Latin American ally in Venezuela’s Maduro

By DW
22 September 2021   |   1:54 pm
Mexico is presenting itself as the new champion of Latin American integration. To do that, it appears willing to embrace the continent's isolated autocratic leftist leaders. But it's a risky move.

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