MEXICO: Favored Sons

One midnight last week Dr. Gonzalo Vazquez Vela, newly elected Governor of Vera Cruz, was inaugurated amid the bursting of skyrockets. Thirty-six hours later Governor Vela signed his first decree. It created the rank of Favored Son of Vera Cruz, bestowed this rank and a medal (to be designed and struck as soon as possible) on "all citizens who heroically resisted the American invasion of Vera Cruz in 1914."

Next day, confident that he had won the good will of numberless Favored Sons, Governor Vazquez Vela was ready for 5,000 ill-favored men, women & children who hunger-marched into Jalapa crying, "Bread...

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