THE STATES: Portal Reopened

The U. S. Government last week gave Mexico positive assurances that hereafter the State of Texas would observe company manners toward Mexican statesmen in transit between the two countries. Result: the Mexican Government reopened its consulate at Laredo.

A month prior this main trade portal between the U. S. and Mexico had been slammed closed because Laredo's District Attorney John A. Vails had threatened to arrest General Plutarco Elias Calles, one-time President of Mexico, on an old murder conspiracy charge. Born a Spaniard, Vails had once been a Mexican officeholder under Diaz. Naturalized a U. S. citizen after Diaz's fall,...

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