CUBA: Winner Take All

Three days after his lightning army coup (TIME, March 17), Strong Man Fulgencio Batista moved last week from his Camp Columbia headquarters to the presidential palace in downtown Havana. His white linen suit soaked with sweat, his voice hoarse with fatigue, the "Chief of the Revolution" sat at his old presidential desk for the first time in seven years, greeting job seekers, delegations of sugar planters, union leaders and the press. Tired as he was, he grinned a big victor's smile.

Double Talk. "I am a dictator, with the people," he explained. "My...

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