THE AMERICAS: Defeat for Castro

Christian Herter went to Costa Rica to make it unmistakably clear that international Communism is invading the Western Hemisphere through Cuba, and to get the American foreign ministers assembled there to join in warning Cuba. Raul Roa, Cuba's foreign minister, went to Costa Rica to persuade the foreign ministers not to approve such a warning, and thus to hand the U.S. a major diplomatic setback. The issue brought on a week of the most grueling round-the-clock negotiations in the history of the OAS. Many delegates were prepared to condemn Communism but not...

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