CUBA: Loot The Palace!

A dead city, hushed by the terror of a brutal massacre, was the capital of Cuba last week. Eight years of steadily increased repression had culminated in an ominous, apprehensive silence. The shutters and doors of Havana were bolted, the streets deserted save for soldiers patrolling and police squads riding around in cars. "The Tyrant," paunchy, pock-faced President Gerardo Machado y Morales, had proclaimed "a state of war" in his effort to break his countrymen's general strike against his regime. It had spread throughout the island in all businesses and professions (TIME,...

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