CUBA: Filibuster's End

An eight-coach train clanked to a stop at a crossing on Havana's outskirts. In the darkness thousands were waiting; they had been waiting since early afternoon. Spotlights from Army jeeps and armored cars stabbed at the dark coach windows. In the glare 800 defiant revolutionaries waved at the crowd and shouted: "Death to Trujillo." Turned back by a Cuban gunboat, the men who had sailed from Cuba to overthrow Dominican Dictator Trujillo were returning under guard, and to Havana they were heroes.

The Blame. Their leaders were not so buoyant. Dominican General Juan Rodriguez García, who had put $400,000 of his...

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