CUBA: Felix del Cristo

While sub-machine-gunners of the Chicago gangster type assassinated the chief of Cuba's Secret Police and two aides who were riding in his car (TIME, July 18) Motorcycle Policeman Felix del Cristo ("Felix of the Christ") hid behind a monumental beacon, neither chased the gangster car nor took its number.

For such un-policemanly behavior Felix del Cristo was dishonorably discharged last week, clapped into Atares Fortress. Four days later Major Crespo, Commandant of the Fortress, tersely announced the death of Felix del Cristo, said he had hung himself in his cell, using a...

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