Mexico: Communists' Corner

Fidel Castro's Caribbean island is the most conspicuous display of Communist penetration in Latin America, but it is far from the whole show. In remote corners and pockets of the hemisphere, there are places where the Communists are either in effective control of a region or very near to it. One such corner is the ruggedly scenic Mexican state of Michoacán, on the Pacific coast north of the resort town of Acapulco (see map). Admits one of the state's own officials: "What we have here is a well-cultivated Communist zone."

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