The Press: Southward Venture

"This is a path-breaking venture in American journalism," wired President Lyndon Johnson. "You have set for yourselves an important mission." That mission is to produce the first U.S. daily devoted exclusively to news from south of the border—the Latin American Times. Now in its third week of publication, the eight-page English-language Times is reporting such stories as a survey of the new, incendiary rebel newspapers in Santo Domingo and an exposé of a cloak-and-dagger U.S. Army outfit in Chile that has ruffled feathers in the U.S. embassy. "In any given day," boasts Publisher Leonard Saffir, "the Times prints more news about...

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