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Mexico plans largest ever bicentennial

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Mexico is pouring millions of dollars into a spectacular show to mark the bicentennial anniversary of its independence.

But preparations for the party have been marred by claims of overspending amid serious concerns about the country's fragile financial state.

The BBC's Julian Miglierini visited Mexico City to meet the party organisers and their critics and found expectations are running high.

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