CUBA: Accelerated Popping

Carlos Mendieta, President of Cuba by the grace of Army Chief of Staff Fulgencio Batista, last week made bold to postpone Cuba's long-promised elections once more, this time from March 3 to "some time in August." It was more than Cuba's volatile young voters could stand. A combined strike of students and teachers at Havana University was promptly made political, with a demand for the resignations of Mendieta, Batista and two members of the Cabinet. The popping of bombs in Havana suddenly accelerated to a steady sputter. The strike spread swiftly down through...

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