MEXICO: Dance of the Millions

MEXICO Dance of the Millions

Mexicans saw the best show since Paracutin.* In the steel-blue air above the lofty capital, a group of 27 U.S. Superfortresses glinted in the bright, winter sun. Jet fighters streaked by. Inside Mexico City's brilliant, white marble Palacio de Bellas Artes, outgoing chief executive Manuel Avila Camacho gave over the red, white and green band that was his symbol of office, and an aide quickly adjusted it diagonally across the chest of angular Miguel Alemán.

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