THE PRESIDENCY: Benvindo, Eekee!

Millions of Latin Americans last week saw the President of the U.S., arms flung wide in greeting, flower petals stuck to his pink and sweating scalp, a delighted grin on his face, as he rode down stately boulevards, through exotic cities, among multitudes of strange people. And somehow, whenever he made contact with the people, Dwight Eisenhower's radiant personality touched the Latinos, and the millions cheered. In the warmth of the uproarious welcome for the norteamericano President, old animosities and old suspicions melted perceptibly.

These were the same Latinos whose envy of...

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