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Mexico City Gets New Status as Near-state

Mexico City is getting a little closer to statehood. The Federal District has long been considered an administrative district run by the central government, much like Washington, D.C. traditionally was in the United States. But the city of 8.85 million is getting more independence under a measure signed into law by President Enrique Pena Nieto on Friday. The capital will lose the designation "federal district'' as it gains greater independence in the latest stage in the...

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