Cuba: Visit to Fidel

While the tractors-for-prisoners negotiators cooled their heels in their Havana Riviera suites (see THE NATION), the bearded dictator was having a high old time with the U.S. reporters who flew down to cover the proceedings. The tractor experts saw Castro only for 5½ hours. The press got a lot more of him.

In a marathon of press conferences and tours, the first U.S. newsmen permitted into Cuba since the invasion were treated to the spectacle of Castro the leader, Castro the soldier, Castro the continental showman. The correspondents had barely unpacked their suitcases when Castro in vited them into his...

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