MEXICO: Put Down, Shut Up

When Mexican telephone companies recently upped monthly rates four pesos (80¢), 1,000 subscribers in provincial Querétaro got so mad they lifted their receivers right off the hook—and left them off. Not till the rates came down again, said they, would they put back their receivers or pay their bills. Last week, local managers tore their hair trying to figure how to beat the strike.


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