MEXICO: Production Up

Bareheaded in the sunshine, President Adolfo Ruiz Cortines stood and waved one morning last week as his open Packard purred past more than 1,000.000 shouting citizens of Mexico City. At the Chamber of Deputies the President launched into his yearly report on the state of Mexico. By custom established in his four previous reports, the President spoke in his flat voice for more than three hours. But from time to time he dropped hard facts of progress that stood out like milestones. Items:

¶Gross national product for 1956 was more than $7.5 billion, up 12% from the previous record year....

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