CUBA: Love & Bullets

Diplomats from 51 nations gathered in the flower-bedecked Hall of Mirrors ia Havana's Presidential Palace last week to see General Fulgencio Batista sworn in as President of Cuba. It was the cheerful strongman's third inauguration as Cuba's chief of state. He had made himself President for the first time in 1940, after running the country for seven years as a military dictator. Out of power from 1944 to 1952, he then took over again in a military coup, adopted the title of Provisional President. Last year, eager to drop the "provisional," he ran for President and won easily, since...

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