LATIN AMERICA: Menocal or Death

Gen. Menocal,* onetime President of Cuba, was nominated by the Conservative Party for the Presidency in opposition to President Zayas, whose partisans were urging him to stand for a second term of office.

Excitement was high. The Conservatives, with iron resolution, adopted the slogan "Menocal or Death"—but failed to specify who was to die. Presumably it was their enemies, since they were reported to have arranged to keep all delegates within range of "sawed-off shotguns" in case any of the latter should try to suspend the Convention.

* Maria Garcia Menocal, Cuban-born (1867) , was educated in the U.S. at...

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