MEXICO: Freedom's Firebug

Two flaming torches carried by relays of Indian runners have been moving towards Mexico City from the jungles of southeastern Yucatan and the arid hills of northwestern Sonora. The torches, symbols of freedom, were supposed to reach the capital for the Day of Revolution, Nov. 20. But last fortnight one torch was extinguished. Padding through a little village in Sinaloa, the torchbearer was arrested as an arsonist.


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