MEXICO: Triumph at Tepeyac

The worshipers trudged along under a hot winter sun. Some were actors, politicians, society people, but most were Indian peasants. Their excitement rose as they came near the Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe, their half-Aztec Saint.* It was an occasion. For years such processions had been forbidden under the anti-religious laws, broken up with clubs, ridden down by the gorgeous mounted police of Mexico City.

Last week the police appeared as usual, and the worshipers flinched. But the policemen had come to protect them. In spite of leftist protests, the laws against outdoor religious processions...

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