MEXICO: Heroes to Disinter

The chief of P.R.I., Mexico's largest party, had an idea: the heroes of the Mexican Revolution, though dead, might be made to contribute to national unity and, incidentally, to P.R.I, prestige. Dr. Rafael Pascacio Gamboa's suggestion: disinter the bodies of Emiliano Zapata, Pancho Villa, Alvaro ObregÓn, rebury them with full and traditional pomp in a crypt beneath the Monument to the Revolution.

Mexicans call the monument "La Gasolinera" because of its likeness to a giant filling station. It was built by Porfirio Diaz not as a monument but as the central portion...

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