MEXICO: Two-Party System

One morning last week stocky, pudgy-cheeked little President Lázaro Cárdenas stood before the opening session of what may or may not prove to be the 38th Federal Congress of Mexico. For 65 minutes he talked—about inter-American solidarity, about the justice of his oil expropriations, about the success of his regime in decreasing illiteracy and redistributing land to the peasants. In the Chamber's jampacked diplomatic gallery German Minister Baron Rüdt von Collenberg-Bödigheim listened with Teutonic impassiveness as other speakers swung into attacks on totalitarianism. Thinner-skinned Italian Minister Count Alberto Marchetti di Muriaglio...

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