To Our Readers, Oct. 23, 1995

THERE WAS FIDEL CASTRO, WEARing for the first time in Havana a blue suit instead of his trademark fatigues, on his feet for five hours praising both socialism and multinational corporations in a bravura if not altogether convincing performance. And Viktor Chernomyrdin, the Prime Minister of Russia, taking questions in Moscow's White House on topics ranging from the extent of government corruption to his relationship with Boris Yeltsin. And Do Muoi, Vietnam's Communist Party chief, asking for more foreign investment and affirming that it would be just fine if the path to pure communism first made the Vietnamese rich. Last week...

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