MEXICO: Kidnapped!

A kidnapping scare swept Mexico City. Rumormongers said that Mexican ninos were being stolen wholesale and sold to wives of returning U.S. soldiers. In some unexplained fashion, the patter of little brown feet was supposed to make the returning husbands happy. Sober El Universal suspected a "premeditated effort to provoke state collective unrest." Many fingers pointed at Acción National and other anti-administration, anti-U.S. groups.

Diego Rivera, famed artist and theorizer, blamed it all on the dry season, in Aztec times a period devoted to human sacrifice.

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