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CUBA: Batista Ballyhoo

It was a busy forenoon for Colonel Fulgencio Batista, Cuba's Chief of Army Staff. At 8 a.m. he and his staff arrived at La Punta, Cuba's Naval headquarters...

CUBA: Relaxed Realist

Laid low by grippe, Strong Man Fulgencio Batista last week wrapped himself in blue pajamas and a blue silk dressing gown and stuck close to the huge master...

CUBA: Winner Take All

Three days after his lightning army coup (TIME, March 17), Strong Man Fulgencio Batista moved last week from his Camp Columbia headquarters to the...

CUBA: Senator from Daytona

Batista was coming back. The tough ex-sergeant who bossed Cuba through eleven years of "disciplined democracy" will run for Senator in the June 1 general...

CUBA: Evolution of a Dictator

When the polls opened at 7 a.m., no one in Cuba or outside believed that this would be more than a rubber-stamp election. The Government candidates had...

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