CUBA: Common Cause

Cubans were talking and acting like good neighbors last week. President Carlos Prio Socarrás declared that Cubans considered any threat to the security of the U.S. a threat to their own security. A Cuban delegation of six industrialists and two labor leaders laid before the U.S. National Production Authority a plan, worked out by the Cuban Association of Manufacturers and endorsed by the government and the major unions, to gear the island's production to U.S. defense needs. Cuba would help mainly by expanding production of sugar, alcohol, textiles and minerals, especially nickel and manganese.


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