CUBA: Castro Convertibles

Lawyer Fidel Castro's revolt against the regime of President Fulgencio Batista is the sort of affair that appeals more to young zealots than to common sense. Holed up in eastern Cuba's rugged Sierra Maestra range, Castro has sniped away for three months at overwhelming army forces, and has gradually bolstered his little band of men with young revolutionaries who slipped through the army cordon to join up. Last week the identity of three recent Castro recruits came to light, to pose a touchy problem for the U.S. State Department. They were Americans, teen-age sons of U.S. Navymen stationed at the...

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