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By Robert J. Alexander

This quantity is a pioneering examine of the background of geared up exertions within the principal American republics. It lines the historical past within the a number of nations from the early 19th century to the top of the 20th century. It additionally discusses why they seemed, what organizational and ideological developments characterised the circulation in those international locations, the position of collective bargaining, the industrial impression of prepared hard work, in addition to the family members of the move within the person international locations with each other and with the wider exertions circulate open air of the international locations focused on this volume.

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His triumph was confirmed by a majority of the National Electoral Board, but then Congress met and canceled the decision of the board and proclaimed that Calderón Guardia had won. From his La Lucha Sin Fin plantation, José Figueres thereupon declared a revolt. He was joined by many of the young Social Democrats. They seized some commercial aircrafts and soon were supplied with arms by elements of the government of President Juan José Arévalo of Guatemala. The forces supporting the government were divided among the very small national army commanded by President Picado, armed followers of Calderón, and armed groups organized by the Communist Party.

The Republic divides its attention between agriculture, largely of a subsistence nature, and commerce, dependent upon traffic through the Canal. ’s operations in the northern part of the country, is not very conducive to straight trade union activities. Commerce never was a very strong field for trade union organization. I also noted: “Another factor which has made for a weaker labor movement than might otherwise exist in the political situation of the country. Politics are very unstable in Panama.

Ca. 1963) (mimeographed), p. 5. 27. Barría, interview. 28. S. Embassy), interview with the author in Panama City, July 6, 1967. 29. Phillipps, in Latin American Labor Organizations, p. 588. 30. Tomás Dionisio Aráuz (secretary of international relations of Confederación Obrera y Campesina de la República de Panamá, and subsequently secretarygeneral of Confederación Agraria Nacional), interview with the author in Panama City, August 27, 1952. 31. Padre Carlos Pérez (adviser and organizer of Comité Nacional de Organización Sindical), interview with the author in Panama City, Panama, August 27, 1952.

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