Mex­ico swears in woman mayor:

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Arab Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

The first woman elected mayor of Mex­ico City was sworn in Wed­nes­day for a six-year term lead­ing one of the world’s largest cities, in a coun­try with a deep tra­di­tion of machismo.

Clau­dia Shein­baum, a 56-year-old sci­en­tist and en­vi­ron­men­tal­ist, rode to vic­tory in the July 1 elec­tions on the same anti-es­tab­lish­ment wave that brought her left-wing ally and for­mer men­tor to power, Mex­ico’s new Pres­i­dent An­dres Manuel Lopez Obrador. She echoed Lopez Obrador’s fer­vent anti-cor­rup­tion mes­sage in her in­au­gu­ral ad­dress be­fore the city leg­is­la­ture.

“We are be­gin­ning a new era of hon­esty and erad­i­cat­ing the priv­i­leges long en­joyed by top of­fi­cials,” she said. (AP)

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