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BioFuel Backlash: Mexico's Poor Riot Over Tortilla Shortage

06/13/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Tortilla maker Leticia Balino gathers a pile of the flatbreads in her shop in México City on January 10, 2007.

The skyrocketing cost of corn--and therefore, tortillas--has become a central issue for Mexico's poor, who spent a large portion of their income on food even before the price increases.

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