CUBA: Fist Fighter

After 14 months of waiting for Provisional President Carlos Mendieta to turn into Santa Claus, every amateur Robespierre in Cuba went out last week for Mendieta's political scalp. It was not that they wanted quick elections to set up a stable government. Most of them knew an election would call their bluff. It was not that Mendieta was a tyrant. Most of the opposition "sectors" consider him too weak. The nearest thing to a sensible plan anyone had was to overthrow Mendieta, forcing his Chief of Staff Fulgencio Batista to set up...

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