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Mexico: Pre-Election Valedictory

Any resemblance between the Mexico of today and Mexico in its volatile, revolutionary infancy is largely sentimental. Just as old hat is thinking of Mexico as a peon in a huge sombrero, dozing against an adobe wall. Mexico's progress is uneven, and its political system is still a tightly held, one-party regime; but Mexicans keep industrializing, and a stable middle class is more and more influential. Each year, as the economic milestones flick by, the country takes a festive day off to hear the President report on just how far it has come; last week President Adolfo Lopez Mateos...

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