CUBA: Plugger's Victory

More than two years after the overthrow of Tyrant Gerardo Machado, Cuba last week went to the polls in boredom, suspicion and disgust, to elect a President, a Congress, provincial Governors and mayors. Cuba had had no election at all for eight years, no election even moderately honest for 20. Most politicos, who preferred their own voices to the people's votes, had made certain that last week's election would prove as little as possible. It was the quietest election in Cuban history, for which U. S. bigwigs in Havana gave much credit to...

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