MEXICO: Loyalty, Disinterest, Patriotism

Deep-lined Plutarco Elias Calles, ex-President and strongest figure in Mexico, keeps a jealous eye on his country. Fortnight ago he was to all intents & purposes a private citizen. At last week's close he and President Pascual Ortiz Rubio were the entire Cabinet.

The crisis came without warning. Early in the week President Ortiz Rubio summoned an emergency cabinet meeting which lasted almost without a break for 48 hours. At the end of that time it was announced that because of "a fresh and greater lack of tranquillity in the capital" the...

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