Mexico: Into the Daylight

The regulars could hardly believe it. At political conventions to nominate mayoralty candidates in hundreds of Mexican towns last week, local mem bers of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (P.R.I.) found that they were free to do the choosing themselves. As a result, the country's next municipal elections will be the first since the party was founded in 1929 that will not be dominated by the tight inner elite in Mexico City that has traditionally bossed P.R.I. and the nation.

At Bayonet Point. Though it is still the only truly effective party in a "guided democracy," P.R.I. has awakened to...

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