MEXICO: In Luck!

One hundred thousand persons at the lowest count turned out last week, in Mexico City, to follow the hearse of a young man whose sole distinction is that he assassinated Mexico's President-Elect General Alvaro Obregon (TIME, July 30).

The assassin, Jose de Leon Toral. had been executed by a firing squad, earlier in the week. The officer in charge with a pistol which once belonged to General Obregon, had stepped up to the prostrate, bullet-riddled body of Toral, pressed the pistol to the temple and delivered the classic Mexican coup de grace.


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