Mexico: Presidential March: Left, Right

Mexico's most popular guessing game in recent months has started with the phrase, "Quién es el tapado?"—Who is the hooded one? In other words, what man was the all-powerful Party of Revolutionary Institutions (P.R.I.) secretly choosing to be the country's next President? Last week the guessing was over. The P.R.I.'s choice is Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, 52, Secretary of Government in the Cabinet of incumbent President Adolfo López Mateos. Diaz Ordaz' title obscured his real importance. As a combination Interior Minister and Home Secretary, he is López Mateos' right-hand man.

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