CUBA: Career Rebel

On direct orders from President Fulgencio Batista, his political supporters this week swarmed into Santiago de Cuba, capital of Oriente province, for a pro-government rally. The purpose of the forced show of loyalty: to puncture Oriente's swelling hero worship for Fidel Castro, the leader of more than 300 hardened insurrectionaries who have been harrying the government for seven months from the wilderness of the nearby Sierra Maestra. Santiago's reaction was a boycott; of a promised 70,000 demonstrators, the government could muster less than 5,000.

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