CUBA: Emprestito, S

A parade of workers and government employees, who had been given the afternoon off, wound its way through downtown Havana last week, now & then raising a polite shout: "Empréstito, si! [The loan, yes!]." They were signifying their well-organized approval of President Prío Socarrás' proposal to borrow up to $200 million from U.S. banks for public works and industrial development.

From a balcony of the Presidential Palace the President smiled down on the "spontaneous" marchers. His bill to float the largest foreign loan in Cuba's history had already sailed through the Senate with a 37-9 majority, and needed only House...

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