This cartoon depicts an agitated President Machado jumping up and down holding his left foot. On the bottom of the shoe is inscribed “Mediation Shoe Co.” The yelping Machado shouts about how the shoes “squeeze” him. The cartoon refers to the mounting pressure placed on him by U.S. Ambassador Sumner Welles through the “mediation” process. This cartoon was published in Información on July 31, 1933.

From Fulgencio Batista: from revolutionary to strongman by Frank Argote-Freyre

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  • Figure 4. This cartoon depicts an agitated President Machado jumping up and down holding his left foot. On the bottom of the shoe is inscribed “Mediation Shoe Co.” The yelping Machado shouts about how the shoes “squeeze” him. The cartoon refers to the mounting pressure placed on him by U.S. Ambassador Sumner Welles through the “mediation” process. This cartoon was published in Información on July 31, 1933.