MEXICO: Next President?

Under Mexico's rigged political setup, the Presidential nominee of the Cárdenas-controlled Party of the Mexican Revolution (PRM) is virtually certain of election and the candidate backed by the potent, 1,000,000-strong Mexican Confederation of Labor (CTM) is virtually certain to be nominated by the Party. Last week, although President Cárdenas still has 21 months to serve and the election is more than a year away, the CTM put its seal of approval on square-faced, bullnecked, 43-year-old General Manuel Avila Camacho, until recently Minister of National Defense in the Cárdenas Cabinet. Official nomination...

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