MEXICO: The President's Other Brother

In Mexico City, before dawn one morning last week, 34-year-old Captain Gabriel Avila Camacho stopped for breakfast at Wimpy's, a hot-dog tavern on the Avenida Oaxaca, near the U.S. Embassy. He was on his way to Texcoco, 25 miles away, where he was building a factory. Gabriel is the youngest of four Avila Camacho brothers. His older brother, Manuel, is President of Mexico.

According to the account which he gave afterwards, he was sitting there, eating his breakfast, when a young man he had never seen before came in. The young man took one look at Gabriel Avila Camacho, drew a...

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