CUBA: Palace of Labor

President Ramón Grau San Martín signed a decree last week, granting $772,000 for a Workers' Palace in Havana. A block long, with a huge auditorium, luxurious offices, it will serve as headquarters for the Communist-led Confederation of Cuban Workers. Nowhere else in Latin America will labor have such a home.

Behind the grant lay a snarl of politics, tangled even for Cuba. In last year's election the Confederation of Cuban Workers fought against Grau, supported President Fulgencio Batista, who had legalized the Communist Party (now called the Popular Socialist Party), helped its labor...

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