Jamaica: Cashing In

Seaga wins in advance

Even some of Prime Minister Edward P.G. Seaga's closest associates were predicting that he would comfortably wait out the remaining two years of his term. After all, he enjoyed strong U.S. support, and his capitalist Jamaica Labor Party had 51 of the 60 seats in the country's Parliament. Nonetheless, Seaga last week became the first Caribbean leader to cash in on a wave of popular support for his nation's participation in the U.S.-led invasion of Grenada. After polls showed his popularity rising above 50% for the first time since...

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