CUBA: Telephone Take-Over

Night after night vigorous, broad-shouldered President Carlos Mendieta y Montefur sat up until the wee hours, wrangling with his Cabinet last week until Secretary of Justice Mario Montero could stand it no longer. "I am tendering my resignation," he told reporters wearily in the grey dawn. "I simply cannot sit up through all night Cabinet sessions, attend to the business of the Ministry of Justice and keep my health!"

An old line politico, the President has a conservative background but of late has grown steadily more radical, playing for the support of Cuba's...

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