MEXICO: 600,000 Snaps

Number of foreigners in Mexico: 100,000 (estimated) of which 25,000 are U. S. citizens.

Number of photographs of each & every foreigner demanded last week by the Mexican Government: six (three profile, three full face).

Result: frantic scrambles not only in Mexico City but throughout the land as the nation's ill-equipped photographers slaved and sweated night and day to turn out 600,000 likenesses on shortest notice.

Reason for the photographs: identity cards. Each he-alien and she-alien must carry one.


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