MEXICO: Sad Incidents

One evening last week reporters dawdled in the press box of Mexico's Chamber of Deputies while on the floor the majority bloc of President Cardenas' deputies steamrollered its program ruthlessly forward against the agitated but ineffective shouts of minority delegates. Up for discussion was a minority proposal to grant a 5,000-peso bonus ($1,400) to each & every member of Congress, a proposal which President Cardenas had vetoed week before, despite the fact that Mexican custom sanctions such "tips" to obedient legislators. When the majority deputies sternly resisted this tempting bait, voted it...

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