MEXICO,ARGENTINA: Backwoods Barnstormer


In the courtyard's dust swirls, a grey Brahmin bull had Viva Alemán charcoaled on its sides. Above, in the open galleries, fiery Oaxaca mole, beans, hot tortillas, lemon pop covered the long tables at which the dusty, sweating politicos ate greedily. A four-piece band played.

The village of La Mina, in southernmost Mexico, was playing host to Presidential Candidate Miguel Aleman, who has barnstormed 24 of Mexico's states since July 1945, by election day (July 7) will have touched all 28. On his barnstorming he has been showered with confetti; has posed with local belles (see cut). As the Government party candidate,...

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