CUBA: Death of Penate

Something had happened that Col. Roberto Mendez Penate, Secretary of Justice in Provisional President Mendieta's cabinet, could not forget. He had been at the Palace for a cabinet meeting until after midnight. The little, soft-voiced Castilian rose early, had a cheerful breakfast. Half a dozen people were waiting in the outer office to see him. He went into his private orifice and said to his secretary: "I cannot understand why the President made Carlos president of the State Council. Why? Why?'' Later he said with decision, "The Government's problems will be settled...

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