This cartoon ran on the front page of the magazine Bohemia on February 27, 1938. Journalists had to be careful of military reprisal if they attacked Batista or the military directly, but sometimes they targeted Batista in a way that provided them with plausible deniability. In this image, which ran prior to the discredited congressional election of 1938, the campaign poster on the bottom right suspiciously resembles Batista, and the candidate's name is “José Bruto y Travieso” (José Dumb and Mischievous).

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

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  • Figure 17. This cartoon ran on the front page of the magazine Bohemia on February 27, 1938. Journalists had to be careful of military reprisal if they attacked Batista or the military directly, but sometimes they targeted Batista in a way that provided them with plausible deniability. In this image, which ran prior to the discredited congressional election of 1938, the campaign poster on the bottom right suspiciously resembles Batista, and the candidate's name is “José Bruto y Travieso” (José Dumb and Mischievous).