Foreign News: Abscess Abolished

Egg-bald Marc Rucart, onetime journalist, now Minister of Justice in the Blum Cabinet, had an important announcement for humanitarians throughout the world last week. After months of private discussion the new Left Wing French Cabinet was about to correct a longstanding evil. The penal colony in French Guiana, that "abscess on the body colonial," will progressively be abolished. Within a few months, a mixed commission from the Ministries of Colonies and Justice will be sent to Guiana to recommend the details. Until the present Paris scheme matures, no more convicts will be sent...

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