MEXICO: The Abundant Life

Even Mexico's merchants, no tyros at business sleight-of-hand, sat up and blinked at the talented Tillett brothers last week.

English-born James and Leslie Tillett had landed in Mexico five years ago, via Canada, Tahiti and the U.S. Captured by the country's gracious charm, the obvious opportunities for enterprising young men and the war's remoteness, the Tillett boys decided to stay. Soon they found a Russian backer, one Boris Litwin, who agreed to set them up in the family trade, the printing of designs on woolen fabrics.

Because the Tilletts were fine craftsmen their...

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