The Hemisphere: Cuba, Yes! Russia, No!

Sick in bed last week with pneumonia, Fidel Castro was made just a shade more miserable by outcries of opposition in the streets. After a special Mass at Havana cathedral for "those persecuted under Communist regimes." members of the congregation surged into the street shouting, "Cuba, yes! Russia, no!", a variation on the Castro cry of "Cuba, yes! Yanqui, no!'' For 30 minutes the churchgoers battled pro-Castro hecklers. Next day another street fight erupted after a Mass in suburban Miramar to mark the 24th anniversary of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. Castro wearily hauled himself before the TV...

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