CUBA: Turning Tough

Career Diplomat Philip Wilson Bonsai took on his new post as U.S. Ambassador to Cuba last February full of high hopes and the desire to "get to know Fidel Castro personally." He at first counseled patience with Castro's erratic behavior. But for the past three months, while U.S. citizens were arrested by whim and the $850 million U.S. investment in Cuba was threatened with confiscatory decrees,

Ambassador Bonsai has found himself in a diplomatic vacuum, unable to get in even once to present his views to Castro. Last week, his own patience gone, Bonsai finally forced a meeting with Castro...

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