Backed by the U. The Cuban primary education system offered a work-study program, with half of the time spent in the classroom, and the other half in a productive activity. Fleeing inland, its crew headed for the forested mountain range of Oriente's Sierra Maestra , being repeatedly attacked by Batista's troops. Members of a book club on a wine tour in Napa Valley were kicked off of the train. Staying at the Hotel Theresa in Harlem , he met with journalists and anti-establishment figures like Malcolm X. Declaring himself president, Batista cancelled the planned presidential elections, describing his new system as "disciplined democracy": I would not be stopped by the hatred and ill will of a few thousand people, including some of my relatives, half the people I know, two-thirds of my fellow professionals, and four-fifths of my ex-schoolmates — Fidel Castro, At some points, they had to bail water caused by a leak, and at another, a man fell overboard, delaying their journey. I witnessed the spectacle of a totally spontaneous revolution Attracting the attention of the national press, the speech angered the gangs and Castro fled into hiding, first in the countryside and then in the U. Castro's militants intended to dress in army uniforms and arrive at the base on July 25, seizing control and raiding the armory before reinforcements arrived. Beginning on April 9, it received strong support in central and eastern Cuba, but little elsewhere. Around , peasants received title deeds as large land holdings were broken up; popular among the working class, it alienated the richer landowners. Pedophiles have a strong, almost irresistible, desire to have sex with children. Early life of Fidel Castro Youth: Universal vaccination against childhood diseases was implemented, and infant mortality rates were reduced dramatically. Some politicians suggested an amnesty would be good publicity, and the Congress and Batista agreed.