The Hemisphere: Stakes at the Base

One issue on which the U.S. intends to stand firm is the $76 million U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, and last week there were signs that its determination might be put to test before long. Castro's newspaper stepped up its campaign against the base, charging U.S. officers with "hostility." A U.S. marine, said Revolución, had "deliberately" jostled a Cuban unionist at the base and "insulted our country with the worst phrases imaginable. Working conditions are worsening daily."

Clear Rights. The U.S. rights in Guantanamo are clear and indisputable. By a treaty signed in 1903 and reaffirmed in 1934, the U.S....

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