ANDORRA: Septicentennial for a Ministate

Problems and prosperity in a landlocked principality

Amidst cries of "Long live Andorra!" many of the 8,000 natives of the landlocked principality in the Pyrenees converged upon their capital last week. The occasion: their country's 700th birthday. While the blue, yellow and red national flag waved from bunting-bedecked windows and balconies, citizens crowded into the ancient Plaza of the Prince of Benlloch to hail the arrival of Andorra's two sovereign Princes. It was their first meeting ever on Andorran soil, and a cordial though somewhat subdued salute was given Andorra's rulers by the local militia. They fired powder-loaded hunting rifles, since...

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