CHILE: The Wayfarer Advances

President Pedro Agnirre Cerda is popularly known as Don Tinto because of the excellent red wine of the vineyards that made him rich. Rich President Aguirre's Popular Front Government reduced the price of bread from 2.20 pesos (11¢) to 1.70 (9¢) and the price of some meats by 40%, made available to workers who had never tasted milk 12,000 litres a day at 80 centavos a litre, returned from Government-owned pawnshops some 9,000,000 pesos worth of hocked tools and clothing. "Don Tinto," says the poor man of Chile, "es un muy buen...

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