CUBA: Hero's Trial

The Cuban revolution turned on one of its own fighting heroes last week. Major Huber Matos, former commander of Camagüey Province, stood accused before a rebel tribunal of what Armed Forces Chief Raul Castro called "the dirty business of anti-Communism." But Matos, who was jailed after he quit the army charging Red infiltration, managed to turn the force of the trial against Fidel Castro's leftist dictatorship.

Castro knew that he was on shaky ground. When Matos arrived for the trial at a movie theater at Havana's Camp Liberty, a crowd of rebel...

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