LATIN AMERICA: The Axis & The Hemisphere

Two propaganda blows by the Axis last week rang through Latin America: Circular Letter. Spain's Generalissimo Francisco Franco, in a letter sent to all Latin American governments, told how Spain had joined Adolf Hitler's crusade against Communism: 90,000 Spaniards had enlisted in the German crusade, which was continuing to recruit "youths who will go forth to defend Occidental Christian civilization."

As a bid for the support of Catholics in Latin America, Caudillo Franco's letter came a little late, for the Vatican had pointedly withheld its blessing from the war (TIME, July 14)....

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