Foreign Relations: Tractors (Contd.)

Into Havana last week flew four representatives of the Tractors for Freedom Committee. They were there to offer Castro 500 small tractors, worth about $2,500,000, in exchange for 1,214 Cuban rebels he held prisoner. Inevitably, and in the classic tradition of the extortionist, Castro upped his demands.

The visit started out pleasantly enough.

The team was met at the airport by polite government officials, whisked to the luxurious Havana Riviera Hotel in two Cadillacs, put up in plush, free suites overlooking the gulf. The visitors chatted amiably for more than two hours with...

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