CUBA: Protest Against Theft

Angry, aware that the answer would be nothing but an outburst of hysteria, the U.S. State Department last week once again protested to Cuba not over the expropriation but over the theft of U.S. property. The U.S. said that in seizing a third of the $850 million U.S. investment in Cuba, Dictator Fidel Castro is violating both "Cuban law and generally accepted international law." Examples:

¶ Near Varadero Beach on Dec. 7, a contingent of bearded Cubans headed by Communist Major Ernesto ("Che") Guevara boarded a seagoing hydraulic dredge owned by the M & M Dredging & Construction Co. of Miami,...

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