MEXICO: Russian Headway

Crisscrossing Mexico in President Adolfo López Mateos' twin-motor Fairchild Fokker last week, the Soviet Union's First Deputy Premier Anastas Mikoyan sold an image of Russia that was impressive and friendly.

Before cooperative farmers near Monterrey he eulogized Peasant Revolutionary Emiliano Zapata (1872-1919), saying: "Zapata's slogan, 'land and liberty,' was also the slogan of our Russian Revolution." Farther south, in Poza Rica, he shouted "Viva Mexico" to oil workers, heard a loud "Viva Russia" in reply, glowed: "I love Mexico because no one is afraid of the word revolution." All the while the...

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