CUBA: Fidel's Answer

Fidel Castro could have pretended to ignore the anti-Cuban resolution written in Costa Rica by OAS diplomats, because it did not specify Cuba by name. Instead he chose to strike his favorite defiant, heroic pose and staged a whirlwind week of speeches, each more frenzied and more sinister than the last. The climax was a massive demagogic stunt: an invitation to all Cubans (who have no representative government) to take part in a "People's Assembly" in Havana's Civic Plaza, where, in the style of the French revolutionary terror, they could roar approval of proposed new measures.

At noonday all Havana...

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