received more attention from fbi agents than anyone else
in Ec uador. Saad was born to Lebanese immigrant parents in Guayaquil.
He studied law at the University of Guayaquil, but instead of practicing
law he worked as an accountant with the family textile business. Saad
was a leading labor activist and was the first of six deputies represent-
ing labor interests in the 1944–45 Constituent Assembly. In 1952, he was
elected secretary- general of the Communist Party, a position he held for
the next several de cades.
Source: León Borja, Hombres de Mayo.