December 1, 1996 |
Throughout their 33-year marriage, pious Marta Martinez and her fervently Communist husband have maintained detente. They were married by a priest because she insisted, crying--but kept the religious ceremony secret because he was embarrassed and afraid his career would be jeopardized. Their three children were baptized but also joined the Young Pioneers, the Communist youth group. "You take charge in your communism, and I take charge of my business--religion," she told him.