CUBA: Batista Ballyhoo

It was a busy forenoon for Colonel Fulgencio Batista, Cuba's Chief of Army Staff. At 8 a.m. he and his staff arrived at La Punta, Cuba's Naval headquarters outside Havana, and ate breakfast with Naval Chief of Staff Colonel Angel Gonzalez. After numerous goodbys, Colonel Batista moved on, first to the island's police headquarters and next to Camp Columbia, where he repeated the leavetaking. The handsome, 38-year-old Army chief distributed his last promotions, reviewed police. Army and Naval detachments, then called up Lieut.-Colonel Jose Pedraza and put his own insignia on Pedraza's...

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