MEXICO: Record Project

Latin America's largest apartment-house project, the ten-building Centro Urbano Presidente Aleman in Mexico City's fashionable suburb of Coyoacan, opened last week, and 1,080 families started moving in. In modern housing, Mexicans had never seen anything half so impressive. The Centro had even set some sort of a Mexican record by being ready three days ahead of schedule.

Built by the Civil Pension bureau at a cost of $3,000,000, the Centro is for government workers who earn less than $75 a month. It offers them a handsome bargain. For $8.70 to $15 a month, its families get three-to five-room apartments and plenty...

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