MEXICO: Union v. State

With Government Candidate Avila Camacho and Independent Juan Andreu Almazan both claiming they had won the July 7 Presidential election, both preparing to take office, both promising a full-dress Congress to support them, the lid last week suddenly popped off Mexican politics.

The first surprise was sprung by Alfredo Navarrete, general counsel of the Mexican Mine Workers Syndicate. Rugged, husky-voiced, audacious and experienced, Alfredo Navarrete is a conservative who is against political control of labor unions. He announced that his Syndicate, which claims 125,000 members, would break away from CTM (Mexican...

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