MMT 28 Mar 61 pg 4

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MEDFORD MAIL TRIBUNE. MEDFORD, ORE Anti-Americanism in Many Complex Factors in Complex Land By PHIL NEWSOM UPI Foreign News Analyst Mexico City - (UPD - Antl-Amerlcanism lies close to the surface in Mexico. Yet it is not an anti-Ameri canism easily reduced to terms of black and white, just as it is not easy to reduce to simple terms the complex emotional, economic and po- Newiam Iitical structure of Mexico. Part of it is in the history books, the history of U. S. Intervention in hemispheric affairs in the past and the suspicion it will do so again; the memory of U. S. Marine landings at. Vera Cruz and the boycott which followed expropriation of U.S. -owned oil fields. It is fanned by Mexico's small but vocal communist and communist-affiliated parties and by the large Soviet embassy which distributes from its Mexico City head quarters tons of anti-American literature throughout Latin America. Any Slight It can arise from any slight, real or fancied, to the 400,000 "braceros" who pour across the border annually for transient work in U.S. agriculture. Or it can arise from an incident such as occurred last year. A Mexican congressman as- ities the protection they need. If a method were not technically n r a c ticable 1 1 would not be reasonable. The words "econ imically feasible are evasive in that they can be used to effectively delay enforcement. A city or indus try could continue to pollute waters while arguing that there is no money available to do otherwise. Or an offender could argue Indefinitely Mexico1 Result of serted that in any conflict of interests between the United States and Cuba, Mexico's sympathies must lie with Cuba. U.S. Ambassador Robert Hill asked if this represented the government view, and Red-led students poured into the streets to protest U.S. "interference" in Mexico's internal affairs. As do other Latin Americans, Mexicans resent what they believe is the United States' failure properly to understand their search for a better way of life in their own way. The proudly nationalistic Mexicans have refused U.S. money grants, preferring loans which are paid on the dot. Investors Alarmed Last year, American investors were alarmed when President Adolfo Lopez Mateos described his government as "far left within the framework of the Constitution." Mexicans say that only his words "far left" drew any attention. Ignored was his continuing phrase "within the framework of the Constitution," which is based on private ownership. Mexico sees no contradiction in the fact that its government is socialistic and at the same time anti-Communist. Politically, it sees no contradiction in the fact that it can and does maintain cordial relations both with Communist Cuba and the capitalist United States. Economically, Mexico has ordered "Mexicanization" of its mining industry, requiring 51 per cent Mexican ownership to be accomplished over a period of years. In the Day's News By FRANK JENKINS In Salem recently, Governor Hatfield found occasion to remark

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  1. Medford Mail Tribune,
  2. 28 Mar 1961, Tue,
  3. Page 4

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