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...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!