CUBA: Siege of Atares

The Havana tourist hotels last week were forced to revise their room rates. Balcony suites went begging; everyone wanted quiet inside rooms with no exposure. The precarious peace that has ruled Havana for the last six weeks ended with a prolonged and bloody explosion.

Last September Capt. Juan Blas Hernandez, a bowlegged old bushwhacker who fought Tyrant Machado for years and had started a lively little campaign against the Grau Government, suddenly appeared in Havana, publicly embracing not only President Grau but also swart "Emperor" Fulgencio Batista, the onetime Sergeant who led the...

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