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SANTIAGO-Chile An Interim Assessment

SANTIAGO Chile: An Interim Assessment T V Sathyamurthy THE Unidad Popular (UP) or United Front government of Chile under President Salvador Allende has now been in power for over six months. A vigorous initiative in introducing far- reaching changes in the economic structure of the country and a determined effort to inaugurate a radical policy of agrarian reform were followed by several weeks of persistent rumours of economic crisis and military coup (especially during the months of February and March this year). Since the nation- wide municipal elections of April at which the UP secured nearly 50 per cent of the total number of votes cast, Chile has entered a period of comparative political equilibrium during which the stability of the present government is unlikely to be threatened.1 Though it is yet too soon to predict with accuracy the achievements of the present government, the political path already charted by it is clear enough to warrant scrutiny at this stage.

DAR-ES-SALAAM-Assertion of a Path

DAR-ES-SALAAM Assertion of a Path ON April 22, 1971, the Tanzania Parliament passed a law which in many ways marks a turning point in Tanzania's political and economic development. The Buildings Acquisition Act was introduced and passed in the National Assembly all in a matter of hours. It empowers the President to compulsorily acquire any building which is rented, or part rented, and the value of which exceeds 100,000 shillings. A building qualifies for acquisition by the Government even if its value is less than that amount so long as its owner has another rented building and the total value of the buildings is upto the amount. There is only limited provision for compensation

BELGRADE-Model Based on Myth

BELGRADE Model Based on Myth K Krishna Moorthy HOW applicable is the Yugoslav system as a model for other countries? This is a question which is asked repeatedly in Eastern and Western Europe and in the developing countries. The answer is that it is not a model for wholesale adoption by any other country. One of the great myths about Yugoslavia is that because of its constant quarrels with the West and the Soviet Union it has developed itself with its own resources. Yugoslav propaganda media try to give the impression that the country is simultaneously battling threats from the West as well as the Soviet Union, Diplomats posted in Belgrade, especially those from non-aligned countries, have often been ignorant of the immense political and economic support that Yugoslavia has received from the West. Reputed Western newspa- pers have also fallen prey to giving the Yugoslavs much more than their due by harping on the "poor flow of aid" to Tito. Nothing is farther from the truth. Foreign aid is one thing that Tito has rarely lacked.
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