CUBA: Separate Roads

A pattern of division began to take form last week in Cuba's new government. On one hand, a pair of responsible moderates, President Manuel Urrutia and Premier Jose Miró Cardona, struggled with the nation's immediate problems, notably restless labor. On the other, Fidel Castro (who hand-picked Urrutia and Miró Cardona) moved uncoordinatedly toward a nationalist, leftist social program.

Castro was in Oriente province, his stronghold during two years of fighting. He talked endlessly, mainly of land redistribution that will include uncultivated U.S.-owned sugar plantations. "The powerful foreign companies that stole it from the state will scream to high heaven," he...

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