THE AMERICAS: Mexican Blackshirts

Out of the Mexican hills rode an armed band. It descended on the sleepy town of Miguel Auza last week and scattered a troop of young Mexican conscripts drilling in the square. The bandits occupied the town for several hours until Government troops arrived. The Mayor, his son and several others were killed; many were wounded. During the same afternoon bands attacked the towns of Rio Grande and Nieves in the State of Zacatecas. There was no looting, but many civilians were killed and more were wounded.

The attacks were immediately attributed to...

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