MEXICO: Alas for the Revolution!

The Chamber of Deputies was examining the credentials of new members elected in July. Among the opposition was Accion Nacional's Antonio L. Rodríguez, big businessman from Monterrey. When his name was called, a voice from the Government side cried: "Alas for the revolution! An industrialist, a banker, an enemy of the revolution!"

Quickly Rodríguez replied: "That I am a banker, an industrialist and a businessman should cause you no wonder. I am only reversing the procedure—you others came into this Congress, and emerged as bankers, industrialists and businessmen."

Automatically the deputies applauded. Then the sense of what Rodríguez had said sunk in....

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