CUBA: Echoes & Money

Echoes of the suicide last fortnight of Cuba's Secretary of Justice Roberto Mendez Penate (TIME, April 16) died last week among the funeral dirges for old Alfredo Zayas, Cuba's fourth President, who died naturally (see p. 72). President Mendieta accepted the resignation of Penate's brother Rodolfo as Secretary of Labor and persuaded Secretary-Without-Portfolio Carlos Saladrigas, who had also sent in his resignation, to take the dead Penate's job. Then he called his cabinet into two all-day sessions from which he emerged, pale but triumphant, with three of the smartest moves his...

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