CUBA: Back on Post

The U.S. decided last week to send Ambassador Philip Bonsai back to his post in Havana after a two-month absence. The move was made not because there was much improvement in relations—there was little—but because the State Department believes in a keen eye at diplomatic trouble spots and wants its top man on the scene so long as there is no personal danger. Cuba, said the State Department, had given assurances that there were "no charges" against Bonsai despite accusations last January that he was actively conspiring against the Cuban government.

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