The Americas: Dealing with

Behind the Iron Curtain, the third anniversary of Fidel Castro's victory was greeted with a flood of congratulatory telegrams—including "many requests" from Russian parents for permission to name newborn offspring (Fidel). In Havana, Castro led into the anniversary with another of those speeches bragging about how cleverly he had concealed his Communism in the early days. "If, while we were in the Sierra Maestra, we had said, 'We are Marxist-Leninists,' it is possible that we would never have been able to descend to the lowlands." But among the other...

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