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Far from seeing his popular support rise because of the Clinton rescue, Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo is now facing widespread mistrust over his bargain with the U.S.,TIME Mexico City bureau chief Laura Lopezreports. "Everyone is asking what he gave away in exchange for it," Lopez says. "He's claimed that he has not compromised sovereignty over the issue, but there's still a level of suspicion in the general population that Uncle Sam wouldn't have done it if there wasn't more in it for him." Worse for Zedillo, whose image of weakness began with the Dec. 20 decision to print more pesos, 74 percent of citizens polled last week said they were opposed to the bailout.