MEXICO: Band Wagon

Into the city of San Luis Potosi last week streamed an ever-increasing number of military men, former deputies, ex-senators, labor heads, peasant leaders. There they lined up outside the temporary office of Lázaro Cárdenas, waited long hours to get a chance to tell Mexico's radical President how very loyal they were to him. Even those hitherto considered cool to Cárdenas' policies swore undying fealty, branded rebellious General Saturnino Cedillo "the most ungrateful traitor alive." In Mexico City, 27 State Governors assured Señor Cárdenas of their devotion. The Governors went so far as to...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!