THE AMERICAS: Vivas for a V.P.

As a Cuban newspaper reported it last week. Vice President Richard Milhous Nixon "knocked a home run" right after he landed in Havana, the first stop on a four-week good-will tour of the Caribbean and Central America. Instead of sticking to the usual bland official generalities, Nixon wowed his Cuban audience at Havana's military airport by confiding that he greatly admired the prowess of three eminent Cuban athletes: Washington Senators Pitcher Conrado Marrero, Chicago White Sox Outfielder Orestes Minoso and ex-Welterweight Champion Kid Gavilan.

Again and again last week, in Cuba, Mexico...

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