The Hemisphere: Angry Defectors

Cuba's revolution now seems aimed at taking over every institution, business and property of note in the country. Fidel Castro's National Institute for Agrarian Reform (I.N.R.A.) has blanket authority to seize land, and it is doing just that at a hectic pace. His Ministry for the Recovery of Stolen Government Property grabs all possessions of "counter-revolutionaries," real and imagined. To this pair of communizing agencies, Castro last week added a third: the Labor Ministry, which got decree power to take over any business or labor organization.

Other signposts on Castro's crazy course toward...

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