MEXICO: No Menace

Had Mexico's Nazis escaped deportation by paying off politicos? Three months ago, the Mexican Government fanfared the announcement that 486 Germans were being corralled near the port of Veracruz, ready for the long voyage home. Last week, British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin declared that the Mexicans had deported only 76. After some hemming & hawing, Mexico's Department of the Interior had an explanation: the figure 486 had been a mistake; besides, those who stayed on did not "menace or threaten [the] national security."

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