CUBA: Crime Wave

Havana weltered in a heavy crime wave. So far this year there had been some 48 murders, practically all of them black-sedan-and-submachine-gun jobs in South Chicago style. Most seemed to be political, the vengeance of hot-headed young terrorists exploding against officials of the Batista regime now that the dictator was out, the war over and the country economically upset. When assassins shot an ex-police chief as he read the paper one evening on his front porch, they left behind the sign of the Union of Revolutionaries: "Justice comes late, but it comes."

Last month gunmen began spreading their shots....

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