CUBA: Mendieta to the Left

Honest and idealistic is President Carlos Mendieta, an old dog of Cuban politics, who until last week no one believed could learn any new tricks. His way of running Cuba has been just liberal enough to feint off Revolution. But after nine months of turmoil and successive-governments, thousands of Cuban workers were still risking jail to agitate labor and social reforms. President Mendieta last week swung suddenly and spectacularly from Right to Left, with ten decrees, more radical in some instances than anything Radical President Ramon Grau y San Martin had tried.

Six of them were internal:

1) Amnesty for...

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