The Hemisphere: Friends Farther North

While Fidel Castro was at economic war with one northern neighbor, he was having no problems at all with a second. In response to a newsman's question last week, Canada's Prime Minister John Diefenbaker said that "Canada has no intention whatsoever of imposing any embargo on Canadian goods in Cuban trade." The Cuban reaction could hardly have been happier. Cheered Havana's El Mundo: "In Canada there does not prevail the aggressive hysteria which blinds the United States." The Castro paper ran a cartoon showing Canada's sturdy arm breaking the "Yankee economic blockade" around...

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