Cuba's Prime Minister Fidel Castro dazzled the Organization of American States' Committee of 21 meeting in Buenos Aires fortnight ago with an off-the-beard proposal that the U.S. give Latin America $30 billion in aid over a ten-year period. Then he hopped a plane for Montevideo. The Cubans he left behind him had no sound facts to use in making a case for the ill-considered proposal, but last week they introduced a resolution calling for a study of it.

As the U.S. delegation, headed by Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs Thomas Mann, labored over its rebuttal, representatives of other...

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