Cuba: Foreign Policy

The "trial" of the 1,179 prisoners taken in the Bay of Pigs invasion was over, and Fidel Castro himself was expected to announce swift sentences in a televised speech before his Union of Communist Youth. But Cuba's Prime Minister decided to let the prisoners—and the world—wait awhile. He did not mention the men in Havana's Principe Fortress. Instead he turned his attention to foreign affairs and, in his own peculiar brand of insult, discoursed on the character of two fellow Latin American chiefs of state.

Castro's main target was Ecuador's Carlos Julio Arosemena,...

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