CUBA: A New & Horrible Phase

The stagnant fight for Cuba's provinces began to look like a war. All week long, Rebel Leader Fidel Castro's radio blared victory, reported forces sweeping through town after town in Oriente and Las Villas provinces, routing small garrisons, setting up rebels as "civil authorities." The excited trumpeting was probably overdone. But there was little question that the rebels were on the move, or that Dictator Fulgencio Batista's army was retreating to defensive ground in Cuba's big cities.

Out of the Hills. For the first time in the two-year conflict, Castro moved his...

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