CUBA: Creative Stage?

Fidel Castro's revolution had never moved at higher speed. Grinding out decree after decree last week, the Prime Minister ordered some 500 prisoners turned over to civilian courts, promised to restore the right of habeas corpus within 90 days, reopened the University of Havana, confiscated the holdings of 117 firms (mostly construction companies that gave kickbacks to the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista). This week, Castro transported the entire Cuban Cabinet into the Sierra Maestra country, where his revolution began, and promulgated his pet law—land reform. He brought along $1,000,000 to make...

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