CUBA: 5th, Kidnapping & 6th

In Cuban politics a zero hour came last week when opponents of provisional President Carlos Mendieta hired suburban Havana radio station CMQ to criticize the new electoral plan devised by Princeton's President Harold Willis Dodds (TIME, Dec. 16) and radio station COCO announced a speech in praise of the plan to be made by the Chief Executive. Day of the speeches the Communications Department ordered CMQ to cancel its anti-Dodds speech.

Three hours before it was time for the Mendieta speech over COCO 16 men with submachine guns and pistols shot the...

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