MEXICO: Apparent Failure

Stiff was Mexico's reply last week to the stiff note of U. S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull, who demanded three weeks ago prompt compensation for $10,000,000 worth of lands seized since 1927 from U. S. farmers and ranchers in Mexico. To Mr. Hull's assertion that "The taking of property without compensation is not expropriation, it is confiscation," Mexican Foreign Secretary Eduardo Hay replied that no principle of international law "makes obligatory the payment of immediate compensation, nor even deferred compensation, for expropriations of a general and impersonal character. . ....

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