Latin America: Man of Affairs

In Mexico, there is a legend that Miguel Alemán wins by the hand of death. He got into congress when the man for whom he was an alternate died. In 1936, he stepped into the governorship of his native Vera Cruz when the governor-elect was assassinated. His chance for the presidency opened last year when death came to Maximino, brother of President Manuel Avila Camacho, and Alemán's chief political enemy.

But more than luck went into the making of Miguel. Hard worker, shrewd opportunist, Alemán was always quick to see the lay of the land....

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