MEXICO: Impudent Imposition

Barricaded in their headquarters last week, dodging bullets and brickbats, campaign managers of the anti-re-electionist party of José Vasconcelos typed a statement:

"There has been no election in Mexico. Mexico has failed in democracy. . . . Everywhere citizens have been kept from the polls. In this was furthered the most impudent imposition ever recorded in Mexican history."

The anti-re-electionists were speaking figuratively, sarcastically. There was an election last week, in which 19 Mexicans were killed, 23 wounded, and Pascual Ortiz Rubio, government-supported candidate, was elected...

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