MEXICO: Prod from the Right

Oaxaca, dotted with old Spanish churches and circled by yet older Zapotecan pyramids, was a troublous city. Businessmen, with support of the people, had struck against the state government. Last week not a shop was open (except for druggists and undertakers). The Institute of Arts and Sciences had closed its classes. A thousand federal troops patrolled the streets, blockaded roads leading into the city. Most of the 35,000 inhabitants—with women & children in the van—paraded the streets in the sort of protest against local political bosses that was sweeping Mexico like a...

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