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Must Reads: Syrian life, Colombian deaths and Mexican politics

June 17, 2012 |  4:30 am

In Mexico, anti-Institutional Revolutionary Party protester

From the Hollywood sway of China to a political comeback in Mexico, here are the five stories you shouldn't miss from this past week in global news:

The fall and rise of Mexico's PRI

Hollywood gripped by pressure system from China

Syria town's residents grow accustomed to violence

In Colombia, 6 sentenced in 'false positives' death scheme

In Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood candidate's deeper intentions are unclear

-- Emily Alpert in Los Angeles

Photo: A demonstrator holds up Mexico's national flag during a May 28 protest against a possible return of the former ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, in Mexico City. Credit: Alexandre Meneghini / Associated Press