MEXICO: Padilla's Week

Official Washington saw a good deal of the dark, eloquent visitor who has come to symbolize the will toward hemisphere cooperation: Mexican Foreign Minister Ezequiel Padilla (TIME, April 6). Washington liked what it saw—a man whose genuineness is as obvious as his grace.

He worked with Mexican Ambassador Dr. Francisco Castillo Nájera toward trade and priorities programs with the U.S. But most of the time, and very informally, he visited. He received callers, apologizing for his English, while an attaché hammered a typewriter in one corner of the room and Embassy personnel passed constantly in and out. He gave Vice President...

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