CUBA: Creeping Revolt

The quixotic little uprising in Cuba a month ago and its accompanying 82-man rebel invasion were never a major military threat to Strongman Fulgencio Batista, as even the revolutionaries would concede (TIME, Dec. 10). But the rebels did hope that a bold show of opposition might rally the government's disorganized enemies to guerrilla war and sabotage that would, if long continued, shake Batista's government down. Last week, with bombing, killing and arson on the rise, the regime was clearly fearful of such a possibility—and trigger-happy at the thought.

Saboteurs were at work...

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