The Americas: Off to Punta del Este

In a Uruguayan seaside resort called Punta del Este, 21 nations of the Western Hemisphere gather this week to decide whether to censure Castro, crowd him with sanctions, or merely live in discomfort with him. Castro himself is taking the meeting seriously. Heading Cuba's 40-man delegation to the hemispheric foreign ministers' meeting is his puppet President, Osvaldo Dorticós, a traveler to Moscow who ran for local office on the Communist ticket as far back as 1948. At his elbow as the delegation's "adviser" is Carlos Rafael Rodriguez, editor of Cuba's Communist daily Hoy.

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