SPAIN: Rumblings

Report from Madrid: Franco is planning a full-scale cabinet shakeup, the first in six years. There seem to be three reasons: 1) Franco wants to establish better relations with the democratic world; 2) the Spanish people are increasingly restless under the Franco regime (TIME, March 19); 3) Spanish businessmen have long smarted under the rule of Minister of Industry and Commerce Juan Antonio Suances, who enforces a torpid, controlled economy in Spain. Rumored to go in the shakeup: Minister Suances.

Franco is also reported about to liberalize Spain's restrictive press laws. Steady...

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