MEXICO: Hidalgo

A heavy-swung, dark-curtained private car rumbled from Mexico City last week to Laredo, Texas. It was the Hidalgo, sumptuous equipage of rich Señor Alberto Pani, said to be the only Mexican statesman whose word is trusted by U. S. financiers (TIME, Jan. 31).

To reporters Señor Pani showed his sharp white teeth with a quick smile. He was on his way to Paris, he said, there to become Mexican Minister. He pointed with pride to an announcement made last week by Thomas W. Lamont of J. P....

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