CHILE: Toward Unity

Tense, troubled Chile seemed to be moving toward a break with the Axis. Sumner Welles's bald statement that both Argentina and Chile were harboring Axis spies (TIME, Oct. 19) had made the nation tenser, more troubled. The outsize staff of the German Embassy in Santiago was obviously doing more than shuffling papers. Last week Chile's big, greying President Juan Antonio Rios called his Cabinet to the Moneda Palace and presently the Cabinet resigned in a body, "to leave the President absolute liberty of action."

President Rios picked a new Cabinet. There had been loud demands from the left for the...

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