Mexico corn farmers smile at last as prices high

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By Frank Jack Daniel CIUDAD SERDAN, Mexico, April 30 (Reuters) - At the mercy of fickle rulers and unreliable weather for thousands of years, Mexico's millions of corn farmers are at last getting a break. A growing thirst in the United States for ethanol fuel has inflated world corn prices and brought a bonanza to corn growers, the backbone of traditional Mexican life. The basic ingredient in staple foods like tortillas and enchiladas, corn keeps Mexico running. But the peasant farmers ...

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