Not So Simple

In an unusually critical speech, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico John Gavin recently warned journalists of the Inter-American Press Association of the dangers of a one-sided presentation of the issues in Central America. Excerpts:

It is difficult to read much of the [hemisphere's] press without concluding that the only intervention going on in the world is being carried out by 55 U.S. advisers in El Salvador. Never mind that there are several thousand [Cuban and East bloc] military advisers in Nicaragua. And 40,000 Cuban troops in Angola and Ethiopia. Never mind that there are well over 1 00,000 Soviet combatants attempting to impose...

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