THE HEMISPHERE: A Waiver for Cuba

The Western Hemisphere's wall of isolation around Fidel Castro's Cuba is beginning to crumble. At a meeting in Washington of Foreign Ministers from nations of the Organization of American States, the U.S. State Department announced that the Argentine subsidiaries of Ford, General Motors and Chrysler may now legally export some $80 million worth of autos and trucks to Cuba.

That was a notable diplomatic victory for the Peron government. For months Argentina has been pressuring Washington to waive its economic blockade of Cuba and allow some 42,000 vehicles, made in Argentina by American subsidiaries, to be shipped to the Castro...

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