MEXICO: Los Angeles Aftermath

Four hundred Mexican students gathered before the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs in Mexico City one day last week, tossed up insults at Pan-American-minded Foreign Minister Ezequiel Padilla. Reason: he had failed (they claimed) to protest firmly enough against the attacks by U.S. sailors on Los Angeles zoot suiters of Mexican blood (TIME, June 21).

Pushing on toward the U.S. Embassy, the demonstrators found their path blocked by police squads. In Mexico City's busiest tourist section, they booed at shops displaying U.S. signs, cheered those with German names. At Sanborn's, a U.S. restaurant, they stopped. A student entered and roughed...

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