CUBA: Neutral & Broke

In the fields of trade and diplomacy, Cuba's Castro government last week tore away the last threads of long, close ties to the U.S.

At the United Nations, denouncing the "tragic seven-year period" when a "lackey" of the overthrown Batista dictatorship voted "following the dictates of another country," meaning the U.S., Cuban Minister of State Raul Roa abstained on the question of admitting Red China to the U.N., the only Western Hemisphere delegate to break the line of solid opposition to the Chinese Communists. At home, Cuba raised the tax walls by 30% to 100%, curbing the flow of U.S.-made...

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