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Maximilian & Carlota
But there was no revolution in Quauhnahuac nowUTV, 99.

Morelos had been a centre of revolutionary activity, 1910-20, and Cuernavaca had come under seige from both revolutionary and government forces, the atrocities culminating after 1916 with an appalling era of plunder, torture and rape. A graphic picture displayed inside the Cortés Palace depicting one of the refined torments of the revolutionary days: a prisoner buried and left to swelter in the hot sun, a bowl of water placed just out of his reach.

England being persona non grata here, so to speak, after Cárdenas's oil shindig. UTV, 30.

Lázaro Cárdenas, president of Mexico from 1934-40. After his election in 1934, Cárdenas nationalised the holdings of seventeen foreign oil companies, and converted land from private owners into communal co-operatives and model farms.

Newsboys ran past selling copies of Quauhnahuac Nuevo, the pro-Almazan, pro-Axis sheet put out, they said, by the tiresome Unión Militar. UTV, 29.

Juan Andreu Almazán, conservative candidate for the 1940 presidential election. Almazán lost to Avila Camacho, a result which forced Lowry to alter his political predictions.