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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