SPAIN: Precocious Minister

Like an ivory chessman smashed by a petulant master the career of a young Spanish politician snapped in two last week, when Dictator General Primo de Rivera demanded his resignation and received it in a loosely oval hand.

Fifteen months ago this precocious young man, Dr. José Yanguas, then Professor of International Law at the University of Madrid, was given the portfolio of Foreign Minister (TIME, Dec. 14, 1925), an honor and a responsibility usually reserved for men of ripe age and riper experience.

As Foreign Minister, Dr. Yanguas gave orders to...

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