LATIN AMERICA: Menocal or Death

Gen. Menocal,* onetime President of Cuba, was nominated by the Conservative Party for the Presidency in opposition to President Zayas, whose partisans were urging him to stand for a second term of office.

Excitement was high. The Conservatives, with iron resolution, adopted the slogan "Menocal or Death"¬óbut failed to specify who was to die. Presumably it was their enemies, since they were reported to have arranged to keep all delegates within range of "sawed-off shotguns" in case any of the latter should try to suspend the Convention.

* Maria Garcia Menocal, Cuban-born (1867) , was educated in the U.S. at...

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