British Guiana: Admission of Failure

Cheddi Jagan, British Guiana's Marxist Premier, finally gave in—at least for the time being. Last week East Indian members of lagan's agricultural workers' union were going back to work after the longest and bloodiest strike in the little South American colony's turbulent history. Even with the six-month strike officially over, peace is returning slowly.

Jagan ordered the walkout last February to force recognition of his union by sugar growers, and create enough disturbance to make Britain postpone this autumn's election, which he would most probably lose. He failed on both counts. All he accomplished was to weaken the country's economy and...

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