The World: Blunt Words from Mexico

President Richard Nixon first invited Luis Echeverria, the President of Mexico, to visit Washington back in 1970, but not until this spring was the trip firmly scheduled. Echeverria's countrymen interpreted the delay as just one more sign that Latin America ranks disgracefully low on Washington's scale of priorities. The Mexicans were doubly miffed last December when Nixon described Brazil, a military dictatorship but economically booming, as a model for Latin America. When the White House let it be known that Nixon would give Echeverria some moon rocks on his visit to the U.S. last week, Mexico City's Excelsior sniffed that a...

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