MEXICO: Term Extended, Catholics Jailed

Term Extended, Catholics Jailed

President Plutarco Elias Calles was elected for a four-year term expiring Dec. i, 1928. But last week there became ef- fective, after ratification by two thirds of the Mexican States, a Constitutional amendment lengthening the presidential term to six years and providing (as in Switzerland) that a president may not be re-elected for an immediately successive term. Thus Senor Calles cannot choose to run for President in 1930.

The closing up of Roman Catholic schools and nunneries and the arbitrary arrest of Roman Catholics under the Anti-Religious clauses of...