CUBA: Peace on the Prado

Last week President Gerardo Machado drew a deep, relieved breath and, like a contemplative barman picking up the chairs after a routine saloon fight, began setting his country to rights. Like an experienced barman, however, President Machado kept an alert eye cocked for a renewal of hostilities, which hotheads had continued to predict during the past fortnight. In Havana, where an expected uprising never materialized, police sat ready in armored cars. Miguel Marano Gomez, onetime Mayor of Havana, who spent the revolutionary period hiding in Havana, waiting for the insurrecto campaign...

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