CUBA: Sweet Slavery

Who spreads the misconceptions about the U.S. in Latin America was never better demonstrated than in Cuba last week.

Before a group of Havana University students—and a countrywide TV audience—Major Ernesto ("Che") Guevara, the scraggly-bearded president of Cuba's National Bank and the top Red in the Castro government, explained that Cuba's 3,000,000-ton sugar quota on the high-priced U.S. market (5¢ per lb. v. 3¢ on the world market) was not a good deal at all. Instead, said Che, it was a "deceitful" Yankee device designed to "enslave" Cuba by keeping it a one-crop agricultural country. "The purpose is to preclude...

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