CUBA: The Revolution Spreads

Fulgencio Batista y Zaldivar, a chubby man of 56, last week commemorated the day 24 years ago when, as a lowly army sergeant, he threw out a bumbling government and began his long career as off-and-on President and strongman of Cuba. But even as he pep-talked loyal troops at Camp Columbia, outside Havana. Batista warily shuffled guards at all military installations, held Havana cops on the alert in their barracks. Rumors were flying that the bearded young rebel, Fidel Castro, holed up in the Sierra Maestra, planned to celebrate Batista's 24th anniversary with an uprising. Next morning the revolt...

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