CUBA: Country Boys in Town

Cuba's country boys came to the big city last week, their feet squeaking in stiff new shoes, their machetes dangling in leather scabbards at their sides, their floppy straw hats tilted back in wonder at the apartment buildings and tourist hotels along Havana's seaside Malecon Drive. Their hero, Fidel Castro, had hauled them to town, 200,000 strong, in an egotistic political maneuver calculated to prove his mass support and scare his enemies. The poor dirt farmers, called guajiros, were delighted to yell their vivas in return for such a show.

Castro was celebrating July 26, the anniversary of the day...

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