CUBA: War for Machado

The members of the Havana Yacht Club, the waiters, cooks and hall porters eyed each other bitterly last week.

"Judas!" they hissed at each other. "Judas!"

The Yacht Club has been a hotbed of anti-Machado intrigue ever since a member of Dictator Machado's Cabinet was snubbed by a Yacht Club member last December and President Gerardo Machado, El Gallo ("The Rooster"), pad locked the clubhouse in retaliation. Fort night ago Julio Cadena's yacht Coral slipped away from the yacht club pier with Cuba's onetime President, bearded Mario Garcia Menocal on board, also Colonel...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!