MEXICO: Veracruz Mahomet

It is one thing for the Mexican Federal Government to expropriate property belonging to foreigners. But suddenly last week the whole Press of Mexico City joined in pointing out that for a mere Mexican state to snatch gringo capitalists' belongings is quite another thing, stupid and unconstitutional. Prominently the great independent daily El Universal featured an editorial from the New York Herald Tribune remarking how wrong it was for Governor Bartolome Vargas Lugo of the State of Hidalgo to seize a $300,000 cement plant from its British owners (TIME, June 6). For once...

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