CUBA: Away from It All

With a $3,000,000 Cubana airlines jet-prop Britannia at his disposal, Prime Minister Fidel Castro was the Western Hemisphere's happiest tourist last week, speeding from Montreal to Houston to Brasilia to Buenos Aires. "This one day I spent in Montreal," said Castro, "has impressed me more than all the time I spent in the U.S. There is a Latin atmosphere." In Houston, he accepted a blue-blooded quarter horse, gave permission to Oilman Frank Waters to make a movie about the revolution. "To do justice to a story so powerful," said Waters, "I have...

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