Cuba: Castro v. the Virgin

On an island where the people are 90% Roman Catholic, Fidel Castro cannot feel secure until he either tames or destroys the church. So far, Cuba's Communist regime has achieved neither objective, despite a campaign of imprisonment, expulsion and dinning propaganda. Last week Castro's men attempted to interfere with a religious procession in Havana. Their reward was the first open anti-Castro riot by Cuba's increasingly restive populace—a riot that Castro's trigger-happy militia put down only by firing into the crowd.

The occasion was Havana's'annual procession in homage to Cuba's patroness, the Virgin...

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