MEXICO: Fearful Compromise

The National Revolutionary Party of Mexico, the Party which includes the political group in power since Carranza (1914-20), has maintained its popularity since by one policy: Agrarianism, the breaking down of Mexico's great feudal estates, the gift of free land to Mexican peasants. Mexicans were as startled last week to hear ex-President Plutarco Elias Calles urge the temporary abandonment of Agrarianism as U. S. citizens would be should Calvin Coolidge turn Free Trader.

But since the bonds which Mexico has been issuing in order to recompense the former owners of condemned estates are...

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