EAB: MEXICO

Created: 7/1/1974

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a. rexicoi the all-out hunt for guerrilla leader mao

cabanas has turned up nothing after three weeks. the search,involvingq army troops and units from the other tmo

| military serrices* mas launched in an effort to kill cabanas andI rescue senator ruben figueroa, the gubernatorialidnaped by cabanas on the governpient mountedoncentrated in the high sierra northwest opN guerrero state1 after receiving ransom demands fromhat it termed "impossible" to meet. overnpient officials have ;j; expressed little hope the army mill find figueroa alive. some HaRMY. officials believe that cabanas may have left the area during ' the:nearly four-meek period before troops mere sentressed by the figueroa case to comment publicly on the

||countryfs guerrilla problemi echeverria and other government

i spokesmen have fallen back on ansmers clouded by long-established

mexican "revolutionary" traditions and myths. guerrillasot working for revolutionary interests, echeverria says,re trying to provoke regressive tendencies

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