Cuba: The Wise Men

Havana's government-operated television station CMQ presented an unusual Nativity scene for Cubans to ponder last week. Above the building's entrance was a painting of a peasant couple watching the newborn babe in the manger. Overhead, a light bulb screwed into his forehead, beamed the face of José Marti, Cuba's national hero. And out of the East strode the three Wise Men—Fidel Castro, Economic Czar Ernesto ("Che") Guevara and Army Chief Juan Almeida. The symbolism, in a way, was appropriate. On Christmas week,* the East was where Cuba found itself tied by every device...

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