CUBA: Soothing Syrup

BOOM! POW! CRASH! Every 15 minutes all night long bombs burst in Havana as token that the advertised Terrorist week against the Government of Gerardo Machado had commenced. Beyond breaking a great many windows and killing a three-year-old child, the bombs did little damage. When it comes to terror, horn-spectacled Dictator Machado is still more than a match for his opponents. Cursing, police reserves and ununiformed gangs of the dreaded Porra (secret police) poured out and went to work.

Doors were battered in, homes raided, prisoners rushed to jail, clattering patrols of...

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