A Letter From The Publisher, Mar. 10, 1947

From his description, journalists the world over would instantly recognize Rafael Delgado Lozano, man-of-all-work in TIME'S Mexico City bureau. Almost without exception, his kind is present wherever there is a newspaper city room, or an editorial office, or a foreign bureau worthy of the name. He is—in many ways—journalism's indispensable man.

He is especially that to U.S. bureau-men working in foreign countries like Mexico, where it can take three weeks of notarizing & counter-notarizing, witnessing & counter-witnessing just to rent a safe deposit box—but not with Rafael Delgado Lozano around. Rafael, known colloquially as Ralph, on 24 hours notice once arranged to...

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