CUBA: Holiday in Havana

The best organized and best disciplined Communist party in the New World showed its strength last week. For eight hours on May Day, Cuba's workers downed hammers, laid sickles aside. While everything in the country stopped but a few trains and trams, members of the Communist-controlled Cuban Confederation of Labor swung past Havana's presidential palace to the conga beat of a hit tune called America Immortal. Their secretary, Communist Làzaro Peña, stood with President Ramón Grau San Martin as he reviewed the parade from his balcony.

The party's 151,000 cell-builders manage Cuba's organized...

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