Foreign News: Siege in Argentina

Argentina's internal political turmoil was blanketed under a state of siege suddenly ordered by Acting President Ramon S. Castillo. "I wish that no one speak ill of anyone," he said.

The decree, suspending Article 14 of Argentina's Constitution (patterned after the U.S. Bill of Rights), gave Acting President Castillo unchallenged power to prohibit meetings, suppress newspapers, order arrests—but not to inflict punishment.

First guesses were that Castillo would use his new powers to strangle the tendentious German Transocean News Service, to stomp out Nazi propaganda agents. But German Ambassador Baron Edmund von Thermann,...

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