MEXICO: Merry Ferdinand

Fernando Ortiz Rubio, playboy son of rich ex-President Pascual Ortiz Rubio, was back in the clink again last week under the fanciest charge yet.

It all started three months ago at an ordinary enough little party. The guests of honor, several Federal District Supreme Court Justices, had been fashionably late. But the other guests of Colonel Alfredo Zárate Albarrán, Mexico State* Governor, hadn't minded: they had whiled away the time from noon till the Justices' three o'clock arrival with torrents of convivial cognac. After the honor guests departed, the banqueters were able to settle down to some really serious drinking....

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