Saturday, March 12, 2011
Constitution Suspended in Mexico
This decree will apply to those who threaten Mexico's economic interests. Crimes that are subject to summary execution include: highway robbery, raiding a village or farm, train wrecking, cutting telephone or telegraph wires, pulling a spike from a railroad track, and throwing a stone at a train.
President Diaz has been in power in Mexico since 1876, bringing wealth and prosperity to the country. Rumors have swirled for months that his health may be failing. While his government has expressed confidence that the rebellion, begun by failed Presidential candidate Francisco Madero on November 20 of this past year, the New York Tribune today reported that changes were expected in Diaz's cabinet. In particular, Vice President Ramon Corral, who has had failing health, is expected to step down. Among possible candidates for his replacements is Jose Limantour, the Mexican Finance Minister who has been in New York these past few days. However, as he expressed in an interview available in the Bisbee Daily Review, it is unlikely that he would except such a post as his position as finance minister is "most congenial" to him. Another possible candidate for Vice President of Mexico is General Benardo Reyes, who could be acceptable to the people.
Link: Diaz Declares War of Extermination [The New York Tribune]
Link: Limantour is Angry at Hint of Disloyalty [The Bisbee Daily Review]