Cuba: In the Escambray

Two hundred miles southwest of Havana in south central Cuba lies the Sierra Escambray, an area of precipitous hills pocked with large caves and dominated by two 3,000-ft. peaks. The Escambray is fine country to hide in. Since May 1960, when the first anti-Communist defectors from Fidel Castro's army took refuge there, the number of guerrillas fighting Castro from the Escambray has swelled to some 1 ,000 men. By last week whispered tales seeping out of Cuba told of pitched, no quarter battles in the Escambray and of hospitals overflowing with wounded....