Jamaica: Running the Other Way

The flags of 15 nations fluttered from the top of Kingston's new $3,000,000 sports stadium. The ninth Central American and Caribbean games were under way in Jamaica, newest of the hemisphere's nations. In the first week of competition, Mexico won 30 gold medals and Puerto Rico won five. But the headlines went to Fidel Castro's big Cuban contingent-though not for its physical prowess. Politics was the game, and at that the Cubans put on quite a show.

Seeking to demonstrate Cuba's "socialist superiority," Castro's team had been in training for six months. Twice-weekly lectures on Marx and Lenin were supposed...

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