LATIN AMERICA: Notes, Sep. 1, 1924

Mexico. From Vera Cruz to Jalapa, more than 100 miles, were "hordes" of grasshoppers, gaily munching crops, stopping trains and stridulating with much gusto. It was said that the Isthmus of Tehuantepec was virtually covered with the insects. Although the Department of Agriculture was busy fighting the plague by issuing instructions to farmers, who waged an energetic war upon the hoppers, the latter were reported to be getting the better of the encounters.

General Higenio Aguilar, 90-year-old revolutionary veteran, surrendered to the Federal authorities. This venerable Mexican gentleman boasts that he...

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