The Americas: Small Hello

When Yugoslavia's Josip Broz Tito started angling last year for a chance to promote nonalignment and trade in Latin America, half a dozen countries responded with invitations. But Tito played it safe. Well aware that he would be the first unbearded Communist chief of state to visit Latin America, he accepted only where he could hope for an enthusiastic reception: Brazil, Chile, Bolivia and Mexico, all of which profess an "independent" line between East and West. Last week the Yugoslav strongman was halfway through his tour, and he had seen little enthusiasm.

Brazil could only be described as a diplomatic...

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