INTERNATIONAL: Plain Talk in Spanish

Cuba's shrewd, ebullient President Fulgencio Batista is no dilettante in power politics. He is a tough hombre who speaks his mind. Last week, after visiting with Washington dignitaries in the U.S., Batista said his piece about a pompous, would-be tough guy across the Atlantic. His theme: If the United Nations go to war with Francisco Franco's Spain, Latin America will be on the United Nations' side.

In Cuba, President Batista said, the only elements that would not applaud such a move are Cuban Falangists, now being rounded up in droves as fifth...

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