LATIN AMERICA: Mexican Turmoil

Nuns Ransomed. Many influential laymen of the Catholic Church appeared before the U. S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee last week to urge that the U. S. break off diplomatic relations with Mexico on account of the recent enforcement (TIME Feb. 22) of anti-foreign religious clauses in the Mexican constitution. Affidavits were offered to prove that 21 Carmelite nuns were recently dragged from their convent by Mexican soldiers, marched to Mexico City and told that they were about to be distributed among the local brothels, there to be subjected to enforced...

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