A Letter From The Publisher, Dec. 8, 1958

ONE of TIME'S biggest beats is Latin-America, a reach of 6,000 miles from the Rio Grande to Tierra del Fuego. Reporters fan out from four TIME bureaus; experienced part-time correspondents cover every major city. Copies of the Latin American edition are flown to most of the area the same day that TIME goes on sale in the U.S.

The reception to TIME'S reports of Latin America—whether ardent endorsement or furious disagreement—is always emphatic. TIME is apt to be denounced for printing a scandal of the reader's own country and praised by the same reader...

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