The Initiation of Agrarian Reform

  • Arthur MacEwan


In May of 1959, less than five months after its seizure of power, the revolutionary government promulgated its first agrarian-reform law. The leadership of the revolution had made numerous statements as to its intentions, but, as one high official, Blas Roca, wrote in 1965:

... the agrarian reform law was the first step revealing the true social and economic content of the revolution and the class character of the revolutionary government ... it would not be confined to political changes alone, but would go ahead with a far reaching reconstruction of the socioeconomic structure of the country.


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© Arthur MacEwan 1981

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