Latin America: Murder at the Eugenia

"The cadavers of the military men fell one on the other," reported Mexico City's Excelsior, describing the gunplay at the Eugenia bar. ". . . The blood of both mixed and formed an immense pool under the bodies." Excelsior thought the small-arms engagement "originated from the drunkenness of the officers."

Said Excelsior: "The captain pulled a pistol and shot into the floor at the feet of the major, who said, 'That's not the way to shoot, but like this,' and (at elbow-bending range) commenced to empty his pistol against the captain, who, at the same time, pulled the trigger of...

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