CUBA: Grau's Week

Pop went the cork, and Cuba's President Ramon Grau San Martin gratefully drained a glass of champagne last week with Spain's Ambassador Luciano Lopez Ferrer. The occasion was Spain's formal recognition of Cuba's latest government. Spain was the first European nation so to act, though Mexico, Uruguay, Peru and Panama had already done so. ¶Cuba's long-threatened general strike again failed to materialize. President Grau settled himself a little more solidly in the saddle by signing a smart decree. To persuade Cuba's wild-eyed, well-meaning students to quit politics, President Grau granted...

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