"Yes, gentlemen, the Government will continue to carry out its full program without heeding the cries of the priests. Nothing worries me in all their maneuvers. Nothing interests me in these intrigues. I declare solemnly before the entire nation that the energy that the Government is developing and that it will continue to develop will not bend before any pressure, before any threat, and as long as I am President the constitution of 1917 will be effective."

Thus spoke President Plutareo Elias Calles of Mexico, publicly, at Mexico City, before a conference...

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