CRIMES AND REVOLTS
THESE WRETCHED DEEDS did not cease and bombs continued to explode, destroying businesses, property and innocent lives. Near the Almendares River tunnel a cook, enjoying some fresh air after having served dinner, was blown to bits; another bomb tore off the legs of an old man; a torpedo burst in the hands of a boy who, according to his little companion, had been paid $5 by a stranger to hide it in a certain spot; an 8-year-old girl was surprised in the box of a movie house as she was trying to set fire to the fuse of a bomb, after having been promised a bicycle. A woman employee of the "America" theater in Havana was blown to bits by explosives set up in the lavatory.
A branding-iron was used to mark some unfortunates with number "26," symbol of Castro's cruelty, because it was believed they knew some Army secret. Others had their stomachs kicked open, or their genitals cut off. The Castro brothers participated personally in these activities. A poor old peasant was the object of the worst and most sadistic savagery: after he had been tortured, he was locked in his hut with his wife and daughter, and the three of them were burned alive.*
Each of these cases is merely one of a series of vandalisms committed, without counting the crimes against citizens,____________________