The Hemisphere: Mr. Smith Goes Home

"All the time I've been here I have tried to do things that were correct, and to be correct you can only deal with the government to which you are accredited," said Earl Edward Tailer Smith, the stockbroker and former member of the Republican National Finance Committee (for Florida) who became U.S. Ambassador to Cuba in 1957. Being correct meant keeping in contact with Batista, and that, to the new rebel government, constituted support for Batista. Last week, after the U.S. became the twelfth country to recognize the new Cuban government, Ambassador Smith, 55, cleared the way for cordial relations by...

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