Milestones: Oct. 3, 1969

Died. Adolfo López Mateos, 59, progressive former President of Mexico; of a 1967 stroke from which he never fully recovered; in Mexico City. López Mateos was easily elected in 1958 as the candidate of Mexico's one major party, the Institutional Revolutionary Party, and spent the next six years bolstering Mexico's economy and international prestige. At home, he quelled labor disputes to entice foreign investment capital and established profit sharing for industrial workers; he spurred agrarian reform by deeding 30 million acres to the peasants, and under his aegis tourism became a $500 million-a-year...

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