LATIN AMERICA: Mexican Politics

Congress Opened. Applauded by the public (politicians and peons alike), President Plutarco Elias Calles of the United States of Mexico rode in an open landau through the streets of Mexico City to open the 32nd session of the National Congress.

The streets were lined with troops and cadets from the Military College in glittering full-dress uniforms. Vast areas around Parliament House were closed to traffic.

His arrival at the Legislature was heralded by trumpeters and military bands and his entry into the Senate was the signal for a raucous presidential salute of gunfire....

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