MEXICO: The Nation Is Ashamed

As President Adolfo Ruiz Cortines cracks down on one after another of the political millionaires who grew fat under the last administration, Mexicans are beginning to sound off publicly against the excesses of ex-President Miguel Alemán's regime. Last week Justice Luis Corona and four other members of the supreme court were hearing arguments in the appeal of four men convicted in 1950 of the murder of a newsman. The defendants offered evidence that they had been framed by top officials working with the Alemán-created Federal Security Police, an outfit said to have...

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