MEXICO: Six Weeks With the General

General Manuel Avila Camacho had last week been President for precisely six weeks, but he had already set the pendulum of Mexican politics swinging in a new direction. In Mexico's turbulent history since the 1917 revolution the pendulum has swung alternately left and right. Between 1924 and 1927 President Plutarco Elías Calles made Mexico nationalistic, anticlerical, anti-U. S. Then Calles grew conservative and the pendulum swung to the right until another strong-man President, Lázaro Cárdenas, gave it a violent heave to the left. Avila Camacho had not only started it rightward again...

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