MEXICO: Palm Down

At the swearing in of a President of Mexico no Bible is possible. Last week, as though going to a bull fight, those affable, spur-clinking atheists, President Abelardo Rodriguez and President-elect Lazaro Cardenas (TIME, Dec. 3), drove through a frantically cheering rabble to the National Stadium, packed with 50,000 inauguration addicts.

"Do you swear to observe and enforce the Constitution of the United States of Mexico, as well as the laws emanating therefrom?" rumbled Don Enrique Gonzalez Flores, President of the Congress.

General Cardenas stretched forth his...

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