The World: Fidel on the Road

Moscow's next ranking Communist guest will be Cuba's Premier Fidel Castro. Some time this month he is due to begin a two-week tour of the Soviet Union, climaxing a two-month hegira that has already carried him through six African and East European countries. During his talks in the Kremlin, Castro will doubtless discuss continuation of Soviet aid to Cuba (more than $1.5 million per day) with—just conceivably—a new emphasis by the Soviets on what Cuba can do for them in the new era of détente.

That possibility, and Castro's own shenanigans, produced some fascinating speculation. For a while, it was the usual...

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