Spain: Franco's Headache (Contd.)

The strikes in Spain were still spreading. They followed a curious random pattern, made all the more confusing by Dictator Francisco Franco's tight internal censorship, which permitted virtually no mention in the press of the little upheavals, except for optimistic predictions that they would soon end. Minor walkouts were now occurring even in the Madrid area; a brief uprising among inmates of El Puerto prison on the south coast was quelled peacefully. There was lingering talk of a back-to-work movement among the Asturias miners, but the government's increase in coal prices to provide more cash for the workers made...

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