The nations of Latin America, onetime colonies all. shared with the U.S. the shock of the Anglo-French attack on Egypt, and street crowds predictably peppered British and French embassies (and in Havana even a hapless local agency for the French Renault car) with stones, eggs and even bullets. But when Russian troops and tanks cracked down brutally on freedom-seeking Hungarians, the demonstrators forgot the errors of Britain and France and turned against the Soviet Union with anger born of horror and—in the case of the generally left-wing university students—with bitterness born of disillusionment.

Fire & Fiery Words. In Uruguay students...

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