MEXICO: Too Much & Too Fast

The campesino's resistance to the anti-aftosa cattle slaughter had been tragically bitter. A veterinarian and his seven-man soldier escort had been murdered in Senguio; bands of armed men, threatening violence to cattle-shooters, roamed the states of Guerrero, Michoacán and Zacatecas. Only last week, sanitation workers who had come to disinfect a village in the state of Querètaro were driven out with cries of: "You've killed our cattle, now you can't kill our children!"

The Record. The estimates of infected cattle ran between 1,500,000 and 2,000,000 of Mexico's 13 million. Up to last...

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