MEXICO: Murder of a Salesman

MEXICO Murder of a Salesman

Genial José Gallostra was one of Franco Spain's key diplomatic salesmen in Latin America. Wherever he went—in Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and Mexico—he diligently peddled the doctrine of Hispanidad, the brotherhood of Spanish-speaking people.

As a good salesman, Gallostra loved tall stories and long draughts of golden Manzanilla wine; he made friends with Spanish refugees as well as with Franco-loving aristocrats in the new world. In Mexico, officially registered as a "tourist," Gallostra granted Spanish visas, even lent money to Mexicans and to resident and refugee Spaniards...

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