MEXICO: State of War

In the broad valleys, high among the peaks, where once strode conquistadors in clanking metal, in the rugged mountain haunts once occupied by bewhiskered revolutionaries, the rumble of a new war was heard. It was being fought by men and machines on continents separated from Mexico by thousands of miles of blue water, in places where Mexicans had never fought. But Mexico, like the U.S. in 1917, rose to meet a challenge to her right to use the seas; the 28th nation to declare its enmity to the Axis, she voted war against Germany, Italy and Japan. Now the whole...

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