The Americas: Voting No

Will Latin American nations support the U.S. in firm, direct action against Communist Cuba? Two positions taken last week by the two most populous countries suggested a clear answer: No. Brazil's Prime Minister Hermes Lima told a delegation of Castroites in Rio that Brazil will never support punitive measures against Cuba simply because it has a different regime from other American countries. Mexican President Adolfo Lopez Mateos told a press conference that he did not consider "Cuban subversion" a threat, and that action would be warranted only if another nation were the victim of an ''unprovoked" armed attack.

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