CUBA: Cabinet Split

The storm of protest against Fidel Castro's confiscatory agrarian-reform law * rolled into the acoustic-walled Cabinet room in Havana's presidential palace one night last week and brought on the first major split in the Cuban revolution. From 9 p.m. until 2 a.m., ministers snapped at each other across the oval mahogany table. For five of his 20 ministers, Castro had short, blunt rebukes:

¶ To Foreign Minister Roberto Agra-monte: "You are not a revolutionary minister."

¶To Interior Minister Luis Orlando Rodríguez: "You embarrass me."

¶To Welfare Minister Elena Mederos: "In five months you...

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