MEXICO: On the Move

New President Miguel Alemán packed action into his first week in office. Determined to increase Mexico's skimpy food production, he asked Congress to remove the threat of expropriation from small landholders by amending the Constitution.* Once owners were sure of their farms, Alemán hoped that they would improve them, raise more crops.

Women also got a break. The new President asked Congress to give them the right to vote and hold office in municipalities. (Feminist leaders immediately met to form a Women's Party, broke up in invective and fisticuffs.)

Last week the...

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