A Letter From The Publisher, Aug. 3, 1953

Six years ago, in this space, I first introduced you to Rafael Delgado Lozano, the ubiquitous man of all work in TIME'S Mexico City news bureau, and described something of the life he leads there. TIME and Delgado met one spring morning on the Laredo Highway back in 1938. He was taking idle roadside bets as to whether the next U.S. automobile coming down the road would have crumpled fenders (about 50% of the cars showed signs of having smacked jaywalking cattle somewhere along the highway).

All bets were quickly forgotten when the driver...

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