LATIN AMERICA: Mexican Riots

Rioting in Durango City (central Mexico) took place over the recent passing of a state law to limit the number of clergy to 25 for each denomination. Ten people were killed and 17 injured.

The trouble was caused by a clash between anti-Catholic bodies and Catholics. There were, in round numbers, 250 Catholic priests in the state of Durango and it was not unnaturally considered that the law was passed against them for it hardly affects the other denominations.


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