Cuba: Deliverance

French pressure frees a poet

The campaign began last November with a letter from French President François Mitterrand to Cuban President Fidel Castro. It was followed up during trips to France by Cuban Vice President Carlos Rafael Rodriguez and to Cuba by French Culture Minister Jack Lang. Finally the good news was made public in Havana last week by Régis Debray, the revolutionary theoretician who has advocated Castro-like takeovers throughout Latin America and who now serves as an adviser to Mitterrand. Debray announced that Armando Valladares, 45, a Cuban poet who has...

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