Foreign News: The New World

Delegates from all the Americas including the U.S. and Canada gathered in the honors salon of the flag-decked National Congress building in Santiago, Chile. Their goal: to codify and extend social-security legislation for the benefit of American industrial and agricultural workers.

Outstanding figures were Chile's President, Juan Antonio Ríos; Foreign Minister Barros Jarpa; Chilean Public Health Minister Dr. Miguel Etchebarne (Congress president); Osvald Stein of the International Labor Office in Montreal; and Guest Nelson Rockefeller of the U.S. They convened as the first Inter-American Conference on Social Security.

The choice of Santiago as a common meeting ground recognized Chile's hemisphere prominence in social-security...

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