CUBA: Havana Jamboree

Not since the revolution of 1958 had Havana sparkled so elegantly. For two months volunteer workers had hauled away debris, cleared vacant lots to build parks and playgrounds, and given 38,100 houses their first coat of paint since Fidel Castro came to power. Cuban flags and bunting decorated the streets of the capital; there were even ranks of shiny new Ford Falcons, imported from Argentina, waiting at José Marti Airport to chauffeur delegations from 87 countries to their hotels. The foreign visitors included Soviet Party Ideologue Mikhail Suslov, North Viet Nam's General...

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