Transport: Inter-American

Motorists have driven around the world but between North and South America no wheel has ever rolled. This fact largely explains the backwardness and poverty of Central America's seven sequestered little nations. It is therefore with genuine delight and excitement that all of them have looked forward for months to the dedication this week of a modern motor highway reaching nearly a quarter of the 3,200 miles from the U. S. to Panama and filling in one more great gap in the long-awaited Inter-American Highway* (see map).

By far the greatest highway project in the world, the Inter-American,...

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