MEXICO: Revolt by Telephone

In search of the much-touted, often-postponed Mexican Revolution of 1940, correspondents last week began painfully trekking down to Chiapas, the primitive, mountainous State adjoining Guatemala. Previous Almazan revolutions have had substance chiefly in reports telephoned to Mexico City, presumably by nerve-warring Almazanistas. But this time President Lazaro Cardenas refused to accept assurances from the Governor of Chiapas, General Antonio Rios Zertuche, that the Governor had no knowledge of an up rising. He was ordered by the President to leave Chiapas at once and take over as Governor of Sonora, at the extreme opposite end of Mexico, adjoining Arizona.

Armchair strategists...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!