INTERNATIONAL: Shrewd Dictators

Baby Bombs. Troubled by the daily succession of "baby bombs" which have made Cuba pandemonium for weeks without doing much real damage (TIME, Jan. 26 et seq.), Dictator-President Gerardo Machado offered last week to compromise with his detonating enemies.

Secretary of Interior Clemente Vivancos blandly announced, "No better time could be chosen to restore normal life to the nation than now." If enemies of the Machado Government would stop their baby bombing and other disorders at once, continued Senor Vivancos persuasively, the

Government would promptly put through Congress an amnesty bill and restore...

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