The Press: As Ye Write, So Shall Ye Eat

No one cheered louder at Fidel Castro's victory last January than the Chicago Tribune's longtime Latin America correspondent Jules Dubois. Gushed Dubois in a flattering biography of the hero: "A deep reverence for civilian, representative, constitutional government." The dazzled dictator decorated the newsman with a medal engraved, "To our American friend Jules Dubois with gratitude." Last week, eight months and dozens of somewhat less enchanted dispatches later, the love affair was over, in an act of petulance as comical as it was absurd.

The Cubans did not bar Dubois from the country. They just threatened to cut off his food. At the...

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