Salinas' Sweet Deal With Castro Is A Bitter Pill For The U.S.

In the sun-dappled garden of the Mexican ambassador's residence in Havana, a smiling Fidel Castro gently chided Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari for the brevity of his first-ever visit to Cuba--only six hours. "The Mexican president's ability to do things quickly is amazing," Castro told a gathering of Mexicans and Cubans. "This is the quickest official visit we've ever had. But it has been very fruitful."

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