Cuba: Salt in the Sugar

From a sugar mill in Oriente province last week, the image of Cuba's most persistent TV performer flickered onto the island's screens. As cameras caught his every move, Fidel Castro filled and stitch-closed a bag of sugar, symbolizing the end of the 1965 harvest. He then faced his audience with the best economic news in his six-year rule. This year's sugar harvest had reached 6,000,000 tons—a 60% gain since 1964 and a return to the crops produced before the Communists seized power in Cuba. "This was a decisive year," cried Castro. "Nothing can stop us now."

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