CUBA: Reply to Bomb

Riding the scorpion of Cuban politics with a charmed life. President Carlos Mendieta last week threw himself to the floor of his automobile as a bomb exploded beside the road. To such unreasoning attacks Mendieta has a stock reply and he made it again last week: "I am ready to resign as soon as Cuba has selected a government to succeed this provisional one over which I preside." Put into office a year ago. Mendieta has scheduled elections for March 3.

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