DEFENSE: Neighbor, How Art Thee?

From the broad river Plate, that waters the land of the gaucho, to the sleepy borders of the Rio Grande, 120,000,000 Latin Americans last week came smack up against a fact. The fact was comforting to some, disquieting to others; but to all it was as huge and undeniable as Popocatepetl: that the U. S., either as Good Neighbor or as Colossus of the North, was definitely on the move.

In Washington Cordell Hull, with Congress' formal approval, informed the Governments of Germany, Italy, France, Great Britain and The Netherlands that the U....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!