LATIN AMERICA: Mexican Holiday

In the precise rectangular criss-cross of streets that is Mexico City popped myriads of firecrackers, detonated cannon crackers as bulkily potent as an elephant's wrist. From the oozy slums half sliming into Lake Texcoco rose a clatter of revelry that carried even to aristocratic patios of the Colonia Juarez. Mexico's 115th Independence Day (Sept. 16) had arrived with the dealth-dealing rejoicings that marked an early Rooseveltian U.S. Fourth of July.

In the course of a week's celebration "homage was paid to cadets killed during the American occupancy...

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