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Americas Briefing

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The view from the US campaign trail, fracking in Argentina and how the odds are looking for Mexico to get its first female president.

Latter Day Saints, Mitt Romney, Neuquén

View from the campaign trail

Livin’ on a prayer

By Sasha Issenberg

The first major campaign biography of the election year has arrived and it contains no blockbuster scoops. The Real Romney, by two reporters from the former Massachusetts governor’s hometown Boston Globe, delivers a slow-boiling revelation: that Mitt Romney’s life has been as tied up in his faith as any major political figure in modern American history.

Romney’s theology is, of course, no secret. The fact that he would be the country’s first Mormon president has been a matter of media…


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