The Ubiquitous Cuban Militia

Halperin, Ernst
October 1961
New Republic;10/16/61, Vol. 145 Issue 16, p10
Focuses on the status of the military men and women under the administration of Fidel Castro in Cuba. Types of firearms possessed by Castro; Uniforms of military men and women; Jewelry worn by women soldiers; Pressure put on the people to join the militia; Statement that regime may soon develop into an orthodox party dictatorship of the Soviet type; Dependence of Castro's power on militia; Use of militia to carry out anti-Castro sabotage, by revolutionaries; Negative effects from the distribution of arms to peasants and worker without the precaution of disciplining them about Army life.


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