Red Zone Cuba (1966) (part 6 of 9)

Then it’s back to the Junior College Annex. The guard with the guitar is idly noodling while the other guard stares through his binoculars at nothing in particular. Inside, El Presidente is still sitting at his desk and smoking a cigar while he scribbles on a legal pad. I guess he’s still trying to figure out if this whole “communism” thing is going to work out. Then it appears as though the Binocular Guy spots the Bum Brigade up on the cliff, so he yells out to Fidel. We see Fidel, his beard, and some other men come out of the Annex with their guns at the ready.

In the background, we hear the Latin American equivalent of watermelon, watermelon noises, which I guess you would have to call Guatemalan, Guatemalan noises. Fidel and some other guys all pile into a jeep and take off, and the driver of the jeep quickly shows off how the vehicle doesn’t have power steering.

Meanwhile, up on the “eighty-foot” cliff, one Bum Beret hands out rifles, and the men run aimlessly across the dirt for a while, then they all decide to crouch down in the dirt while in plain sight. The lead guy waves them forward, so they continue running. They get to a wooded area where they all hide behind some trees, which, hilariously, are some of the thinnest trees you will ever see. Yes, Cuban soldiers, pay no attention to the two arms sticking out of that tree!

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Multi-Part Article: Red Zone Cuba (1966)

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