THE HEMISPHERE: Tarnished Neighborliness

The Good Neighbor Policy, already shabby, lost more of its shine last week. Over two months ago, the Argentine Government, unrecognized by the U.S., had asked the Pan American Union to call a conference of foreign ministers to judge its compliance with hemisphere and Good Neighbor obligations. Last week Argentina heard her answer. It was "No!"

In a message to its Ambassadors in Latin capitals (but not Buenos Aires), the State Department told them to suggest a "conference of nations" (not foreign ministers) to discuss the postwar problems of the Americas. It...

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