SOUTH AMERICA: Gentlemen, Be Seated

The long finger of Cuba poked itself compellingly into the world's ribs last week. Scores of Lions swarmed into Havana for their international conference, found themselves in the middle of a Cuban Presidential election. Amid the traditional Latin-American accompaniment of sporadic shooting scraps, stocky Colonel Fulgencio Batista scored a thumping triumph as expected, complacently proclaimed "overwhelming victory is assured in all six provinces."

But biggest news in Havana was the arrival of delegates from the 21 American republics to open the Inter-American Conference. Principal problems on their agenda were economic and military...

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