CUBA: The Proconsul Arrives

Anastas Mikoyan went to Havana last week and in effect told Fidel Castro that Moscow, mother of revolutions, thought well of Castro's little revolution and was willing to help it out. The Soviet First Deputy Premier went at Cuba's invitation, delivered to him by a special envoy two months ago while Mikoyan was in Mexico opening the Soviets' touring scientific-cultural exposition (TIME, Nov. 30). Ostensible purpose: to open the same fair in Havana.

At Havana's airport, Mikoyan climbed out of his plane from Moscow in the manner of a proconsul come to view his latest province. Waiting and happily savoring...

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