CUBA: Taxes & Scare

Since short-tempered Senate President Arturo Illas Hourritinier caned his job-seeking old uncle's head and then tried to punish the Havana press for reporting the incident, an irate band of his colleagues have been staying away from the Senate Chamber to forestall a quorum, force him to resign (TIME, May 31). Last week after considerable backtracking, President Illas did resign and the Senate went back to work. Elected as his successor, on the potent recommendation of Army Boss Fulgencio Batista, was Liberal Senator Lucilo de la Pena. Promptly Colonel Batista sent his...