CUBA: Peace & War

Having failed to crush Rebel Fidel Castro in the hills, President Fulgencio Batista turned to politics to break the stalemate. Last week his Progressive Action Party designated a candidate for the June 1 elections; barring a Castro military victory or some other upset, Batista's man is virtually certain of election.

He is Prime Minister Andres Rivero Aguero, an old pal of the boss but also a shrewd politico with ideas of his own. A onetime plowboy who became a topflight lawyer, Rivero professes strong loyalty to Batista but obviously plans to campaign as a Great Compromiser, appealing to the majority...

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