CUBA: Under Arrest

Carlos Prío Socarrás, 50, Cuba's President until his overthrow last year in a military coup, was arrested in Miami last week by a U.S. marshal. The charge: conspiring to smuggle arms out of the U.S. in violation of the 1939 neutrality act. Hotly protesting his innocence, Prío was freed on $50,000 bail to appear this week in a U.S. district court in Manhattan.

Unprecedented as it was to arrest a former chief of state and then to put him under heavy bond besides, there was little doubt that Prío had openly courted trouble. Ever since Dictator Fulgencio Batista booted him...

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