MEXICO: President Made

The U. S. has an engineer President. So until last week had Mexico.

Engineer Pascual Ortiz Rubio has had a terrible term. His troubles began two hours after his inauguration when a would-be assassin bloodied his face (TIME, Feb. 17, 1930). He finally had to admit, "A situation of political crisis has existed from the beginning of my administration, making the work of my Government weak and insignificant." Last week after denying for several days in succession that he would resign, Mexico's harassed Great Engineer resigned.

"I will leave immediately for Hot Springs, Arkansas,"...

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