MEXICO: Jungle Project

A TVA for the tropics will pace President Miguel Aleman's whopping $300,000,000 land development program. In the biggest reclamation project ever undertaken in Mexico, more than 17,000 square miles of steaming, flood-soaked and disease-ridden jungle in the states of Vera Cruz and Oaxaca will be turned to agricultural and industrial profit.

This week Adolfo Orive de Alba, President Aleman's Minister of Hydraulic Resources, is deep in this tierra caliente, finding suitable spots for work camps and hospitals to shelter and care for an army of laborers. Four huge dams will be built across the Papaloapan's tributaries, creating giant lakes in the...

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