CUBA: Self-Made Martyr

Since his student days at the University of Havana, Senator Eduardo Chibás, 43, has been proclaiming and demonstrating his willingness to shed his blood for a cause or for his honor. He has fought numerous duels, including a saber engagement in 1947 with Carlos Prio Socarras, now President of Cuba. When someone fired a bullet at Chibás while he was making an open-air speech back in 1947, he bared his chest and cried, "Go ahead and shoot! The Ortodoxos need a martyr."

"Ortodoxos" are members of Chibás' own Cuban People's Party. "Eddy"...