Mexico: Record of Success

In his student days, Adolfo Lopez Mateos was a tireless hiker who thought nothing of tramping 35 miles between school and home to visit his mother on weekends. Once he even walked all the way to Guatemala—700 miles—in 36 days. He went on to cover a lot of ground as Mexico's 59th President. Last week, in his sixth—and final—state-of-the-nation address before surrendering his sash of office to Gustavo Díaz Ordaz in December. López Mateos trotted through the impressive record. It took almost three hours, and most of the speech dealt with Mexico's booming prosperity which has become the marvel...

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