SOUTH AMERICA: On the River of Silver

At his magnificent estancia on the Uruguayan side of the Rio de la Plata, across the river from Buenos Aires, Don Aaron de Anchorena held a hunting party last week. Don Aaron's father-in-law owns La Prensa of Buenos Aires, biggest newspaper in South America. His guests were two good friends, Foreign Minister Julio Argentino Roca of Argentina and Foreign Minister Alberto Guani of Uruguay. They went there, not so much to hunt as to discuss the defense of the Western Hemisphere's most strategic waterway south of the Panama Canal: the Rio de...

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