CUBA: Revolt by Television

In Cuba, which has more television sets than any country but the U.S. and Great Britain, citizens like to sit down of a Sunday evening and watch a rousing political harangue. This week they got it from Emilio Ochoa, president of the Orthodox Party, which bitterly opposes Strong Man Fulgencio Batista. Ochoa demanded that 500,000 Orthodox youths march on Batista's headquarters at Columbia military camp near Havana "to see if the soldiers will fire." Shortly after Ochoa's face faded from screens all over Cuba, Military Intelligence agents closed in on him and made history's first arrest for inciting rebellion by...

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