MEXICO: Avila Camacho Steals the Show

The CTM (Confederation of Mexican Workers) is a sprawling, squalling, squabbling, red and red-hot Mexican edition of C. I. O. Under socialistic President Lázaro Cárdenas (1934-40) its million members rode wide and handsome, cutting a fancy swath of strikes with Government approval, also cutting in on the benefits of Cárdenas' expropriations. But meeting last week in Mexico City, the 4,589 delegates to the annual CTM convention were puzzled, disunited, sore. The cause was just one man, Cárdenas' heir, Manuel Avila Camacho, whom the CTM had helped to elect President of Mexico.


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