NICARAGUA: Promise Kept

As part of its $1.3 billion highways bill for the present session, the U.S. Congress last week authorized $4,000,000 for a 200-mile road linking Nicaragua's Atlantic and Pacific coasts. It was a great victory for Nicaraguan Dictato Tacho Somoza, convalescing in Boston after a major abdominal operation. "I am awfully happy," said Tacho. "Nicaragua is the best friend the U.S. has—and I love that road. It can transport troops across the isthmus if the Panama Canal should be blown up."

Tacho first got the promise of the road from President Roosevelt just...

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