CUBA: Intervention by Inertia

President Ramon Grau's Government was shaking last week with symptoms much like those that broke out in the closing days of hated tyrant Machado's regime. Detonating bombs boomed through the land, railroad tracks were being blown up, soldiers were shooting striking workers. Finally the National Labor Confederation called a great general strike throughout Cuba, to last two days in Havana, three days in the interior, with the possibility of indefinite extension. Admitting his Government's shakiness, President Grau tried to pass the blame for Cuba's woes to President Roosevelt. Groused he, "Nonrecognition in...

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