• Short Summary

    Making one of his customery impassioned speeches, Cuban Premier Fidel Castro told cheering sugar workers at a rally Dec. 19 in Havana, that in 1961 Cuba would produce four million tons of sugar at last year's cost price of four cents a pound, and cut the remaining scheduled two or three million tons for stock at two - and - a - half cents a pound.

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    Making one of his customery impassioned speeches, Cuban Premier Fidel Castro told cheering sugar workers at a rally Dec. 19 in Havana, that in 1961 Cuba would produce four million tons of sugar at last year's cost price of four cents a pound, and cut the remaining scheduled two or three million tons for stock at two - and - a - half cents a pound.

    Following U.S. cuts in its sugar imports from Cuba, four million tons of the 1961 crop are destined for Russia and other Communist markets. This 'sacrifice' he spoke of is interpreted by some quarters as a threat to dump sugar on the world market.

    Premier Castro admitted that the Americans import cuts had reduced Cuba's national income by 22 million pesos (about GBP7,850,000).

    At a meeting in Havana the previous night, nearly 1,000 delegates, representing the 65,000 member-strong Cuban Cane Planters Association, unanimously voted to boycott Castro's "Sugar Congress". This meeting coincided with reports that more canefields in the eastern Camaguey Province had been put to the torch by saboteurs.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB7FOUVR4GWDM3KPEILKR6JBQV
    Media URN:
    VLVAB7FOUVR4GWDM3KPEILKR6JBQV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/12/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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