CUBA: The Talk & the Act

In moments when he is noi haranguing Cubans in person, Fidel Castro passes the word through the columns of his mouthpiece newspaper, Revolutión. Last week, in a Page One Revolutión editorial, Castro gave the first real sign that he might heed the mounting chorus against his "war criminal" circus trials and grisly firing squads. "It is necessary," declared the editorial, "to put a quick end to the proceedings. The executions should be stopped."

Castro made it clear that no rule of law was involved; his bloody vengeance was fully justified. The trouble was the way "enemies" used it to "slander"...

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