THE AMERICAS: United We Stand

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In Rio de Janeiro this week U.S. diplomacy faces its first severe test since World War II came to the Americas. It is a test that may spell victory or defeat in the war. For as Japanese diplomatic treachery on war's eve cost the U.S. the first round of the Battle of the Pacific, so a setback at Rio might well lead to discord in the hemisphere, Axis inroads, even defeat in the Battle of the Atlantic.

More than a year ago, in Washington, President Roosevelt gave to visiting Latin American military men the words of...

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