Foreign News: Stalin's Mafia

¶ Marc Rein, an anti-Stalinist writer who served in a Catalan factory as an engineering expert "disappeared" from his Barcelona hotel nine months ago, has not been heard of since.

¶ Andres Nin, onetime secretary to Leon Trotsky and head of Leftist Spain's POUM (Dissident Communist Party), was murdered and tossed into a ditch outside Madrid eight months ago.

¶ The bullet-riddled body of Ignace Reiss, a Soviet secret agent who renounced Stalinism, was found in a ditch outside Lausanne, Switzerland, seven months ago.

¶ Erwin Wolf, Czech secretary to Trotsky during his exile in Norway,...

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