The Hemisphere: The Cold Shoulder

Cuba's President Osvaldo Dorticós on tour of South America last week, was getting a small hello in diplomatic circles everywhere. But Dorticós seemed willing to take the snubs for the chance to talk to crowds.

In Buenos Aires, his first stop, where he was ostensibly an honored guest at Argentina's 150th birthday celebration. Dorticós slipped away to confer secretly with chiefs of the anti-government Peronista Metal Workers Union.

In Uruguay, Dorticós was flatly warned that his plan to address a street rally would be regarded as interference in its internal affairs. Bolivia's government somehow delayed extending an invitation to...

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