Cuba: Exporter of Communism

The bearded visage of Fidel Castro glowered from posters in every Cuban hamlet. In Santa Clara (pop. 100,000), an interior city in Cuba's Las Villas province and scene of the 1958 battle that climaxed Castro's revolution, the presence was particularly overwhelming.

There, last week, on the anniversary of the July 26, 1953, attack that began the revolution against Dictator Fulgencio Batista, more than 200,000 Cubans gathered to hear Fidel.

"Revolution!" As the mob chanted "Fi-del! Fi-del!" beads of sweat matted Castro's unkempt beard in the broiling afternoon sun. For a Castro speech, it was mercifully short: three hours. Inevitably, he...

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