Conversation In the Ballroom

Swinging through Central America and Mexico last week, indefatigable Assistant Secretary of State Edward G. Miller Jr. paid the last of his "courtesy calls to all of the countries in my new job." As on the four other tours he has made since taking charge of U.S. hemisphere relations last year, Diplomat Miller handled himself well, impressed a lot of people by his straight talk. In Guatemala, Miller delivered some of his most telling lines.

No Small Talk. U.S.-Guatemalan relations have been strained since March, when Guatemala's leftish government asked the U.S. to recall Ambassador Richard C. Patterson because of...

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