Nation: Abrazo for the Neighbors

Always jealous of the attention their neighbor to the north pays to Europe and Asia, South American leaders are particularly concerned in an election year. Latin ambassadors in Washington have been bombarded with urgent inquiries from home about the presidential candidates' views on hemispheric issues, and even the most casual speech from the stump is scrutinized for hints of policy changes.

Latin America has been largely overlooked by the presidential aspirants, but the man still in office has not forgotten it. Last week, as reassurance to the U.S.'s southern neighbors, President Johnson flew...

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