MEXICO: Plows Plus Rifles

(See front cover) One night last week in Mexico City high Cabinet officials held clandestine conclave. Its object, according to the dispatches of correspondents, was to consider whether the Government's "Party of the Mexican Revolution"* should nominate General Lázaro Cárdenas y del Rio for a second term as President.

If so, it was an extraordinary meeting. No one questions that powerful President Cárdenas has been the most popular, most personally democratic, most politically radical of the 45 presidents whom Mexico has had in 114 years. But, whereas Franklin Roosevelt will have to break...

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