Lopez Obrador, the center-left candidate leading the polls in the July 1 presidential election, says his country should focus on strengthening the domestic market and the rural economy if NAFTA talks fail.
The Maoist former rebels and the Communist UML party have merged to form the largest left party. The two constituents of the ruling coalition formed the Nepal Communist Party, which now heads the nation's first majority government in 19 years.
Thousands of casino workers in several British Columbia cities are either on strike or gearing up for walkouts as they struggle to win fair wages and improved working conditions.
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