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WORLD IN BRIEF : VIETNAM : Few Friends Present to Salute 'Uncle Ho'

May 19, 1990|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Vietnam's Communist leaders, fast losing friends and funds as their socialist allies defect to capitalism, gave founding father Ho Chi Minh a loving but austere salute. The mood in Hanoi was somber as only a few foreign dignitaries attended a ceremony for the centenary of "Uncle Ho."

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