Yanqui on a Southern Swing

Reagan goes to Latin America, bearing good will

When U.S. Presidents go abroad, they usually make a splash by announcing bilateral agreements, making blustery speeches or starring in extravagant ceremonial tableaux. By contrast, Ronald Reagan's five-day trip through volatile Latin America last week was low-key. In Brazil, where Reagan spent half his time, there was no black-tie banquet, but an outdoor barbecue lunch. In Colombia, Reagan's limousine ride to the presidential palace was a few blocks, hardly a motorcade at all. On Saturday in Honduras, Reagan's final, fleeting stop, he only visited the...

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