LATIN AMERICA: Concerning Mexico

From the depths of a plump arm chair at the Hotel Plaza, Manhattan, James R. Sheffield, vacationing U. S. Ambassador to Mexico, frankly confessed to newsgatherers last week his bafflement by the Mexican crisis: "None of us is able intelligently to diagnose the condition between the Church and State in Mexico. . . . No foreigner can understand the Mexican nature. Even men who have lived for twenty-five years in the nation do not understand the mental processes of the people."

Able Ambassador Sheffield referred of course to the "mental process" by...

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