MEXICO: Interference

When Mexico's Plutarco Calles and his National Revolutionary Party nominate a man for President, all the world knows that that man will be elected. There was no doubt that closemouthed, mustached General Lazaro Cardenas would be the next President when the Party formally nominated that Calles henchman in December. But in the dusty village of Nicolas Romero in the State of Mexico last week there was one man who refused to accept the inevitable.

Adalberzo Tejeda's word is all but law in the oil-rich coastal State of Veracruz. He subscribes to the...

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