THE AMERICAS: Thin Red Line

Disarm your enemy in peacetime by diplomacy and trade . . .

—Lenin

To newsmen gathered in Moscow's foreign ministry last week, a spokesman read a propaganda pronouncement for Latin American consumption. It was slightly disguised as Premier Nikolai Bulganin's answers to questions submitted by Vision, a Spanish-language fortnightly edited in Manhattan. Vision tossed up nice, soft pitches, and Bulganin, or whoever the batter really was, swung for the fences:

On Diplomacy. "Naturally, the Soviet Union is ready to establish diplomatic relations . . . One can hope that in the future our relations with the countries of Latin America will develop...

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