CUBA: Toward Dictatorship

One of the authentic heroes of the Castro rebellion was a beardless, unostentatious young flyer named Pedro Luis Diaz Lanz. He flew weapons from the U.S. to Fidel Castro, took Manuel Urrutia, the man who later became Cuba's President, into the Sierra Maestra, served after the rebellion as Castro's personal pilot. Just five days after victory, Castro appointed Diaz Lanz to command the Cuban air force.

Last week Pilot Diaz Lanz, returning to air-force headquarters from sick leave, discovered that he had been superseded. The armed forces high command, headed by Fidel...

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