The Press: Daiquiris & Dungeons

In Cuba newsmen were getting a warm welcome—provided they did not go near the revolution. In Havana beaming President Fulgencio Batista entertained 26 newsman at his 100-acre estate, served them daiquiris and charm, fondled kittens for photographers. But at the very moment Batista was being nice to some newsmen in Havana, his soldiers were throwing others into jail in strife-torn Santiago de Cuba. There, soon after arrival, the Chicago Sun-Times's Ray Brennan, NEA's Ward Cannel and Las Vegas TV Reporter Alan Jarlson were herded into a filthy jail and held incommunicado for nearly...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!