Latin America: So It's War!

So It's War

At least five of the six Latin American nations invited by President Roosevelt to join the war against the Axis (TIME, Feb. 12) headed toward the United Nations corral last week:

Ecuador had jumped the gun by declaring war on Japan on Feb. 2.

Paraguay forthwith declared war on Germany and Japan.

Uruguay made no official comment. Rumor had it that Congressmen would soon be recalled from summer vacations to declare war in a special session.

Venezuela seemed ready to convoke its Congress, declare war.

Peru declared war on Germany and Japan.

Chile was too excited about forthcoming parliamentary elections to worry about war with...

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