CUBA: Into the Third Year

Cuba's slow-motion rebellion begins its third year next week, a study in inertia but nonetheless a tense and tragic struggle that must end in a crashing showdown.

Rebel Chieftain Fidel Castro, pushing out foot by foot from the Sierra Maestra, near which he landed Dec. 2, 1956. now dominates a third of the island's land area (see map). His strength in guerrillas and arms is rising, but exactly how much is a secret veiled by the downed wires and cut roads that go into the wild country he lurks in. Dictator Fulgencio Batista...

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