A Letter From The Publisher: Oct. 8, 1965

COVERING Cuba without our own Man in Havana on a permanent basis poses problems. But it can be done, as we learned time and again in the 4½ years since our last resident correspondent was compelled to leave. For some months now, TIME editors have been considering a cover story on Fidel Castro in the seventh year of his rule. Last week, as he delivered a strange harangue to his people that unintentionally revealed a lot about Red Cuba's trouble, the time seemed right to take another look at the frenetic dictator and his...

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