MEXICO: Solution Without Blood

A heavy, slit-eyed man with an unshaven, greenish face got out of a plane one afternoon last week at the San Antonio, Tex. airport. Behind him trailed five swarthy followers only slightly less formidable-looking. The first man was Mexico's onetime President and longtime Boss Plutarco Elías Calles, who had just been forcibly exiled from Mexico by President Lázaro Cárdenas. Sick, sleepless and broken, the 58-year-old exile turned on newshawks an impressively bitter face:

"General Rafael Navarro and three policemen came into my bedroom at midnight where I was reading. I was not...

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