MEXICO: Just Mexiccmists

When Left meets Right before a Mexican election, spectators duck and pistoleros shoot. Recently, in Los Mochis, Left shot at Left, and when pistols on both sides were empty, supporters of the Government party candidate for President, General Manuel Avila Camacho, lay dead in the street, plugged by pistoleros of the powerful Confederation de Trabajadores Mexicanos (Federation of Labor—CTM for short).

The break between conservative-minded Candidate Avila Camacho and the left-wing extremists of his own National Revolutionary Party was thus consummated in blood. Denouncing the shooting of his henchmen as the "savageness of...

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