MEXICO: The Case of the Consul

When young (36) Mario Lasso was Mexican consul general in Chicago, by appointment of his uncle, Foreign Minister Ezequiel Padilla, he took personal care of tourist-card applications filed by particularly pretty girls. That was how he met his second and present wife, tiny, blonde Flora Dancy, 24, of Clinton, Ind., whom he brought back to Mexico last fall when he returned to run Uncle Ezequiel's presidential campaign. Says Flora of husband Mario: "Yes, a great wolf."

Last week the great wolf was in a political trap. The police announced, after he had been missing four days, that they held Lasso...

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