Latin America: ARGENTINA

"If You Want a Good Tip"

In the plushy main dining room of the Buenos Aires Plaza Hotel, the British Chamber of Commerce sat down to its monthly luncheon. Guest of honor: Viscount Templewood, the suave old Sir Samuel Hoare of Baldwin-Chamberlain diplomacy, visiting Argentina in the cause of British commerce. Also present: half the Argentine Cabinet. As the savory was cleared away and the Viscount rose to speak, an unidentified British businessman leaped from his place and yelled: "Now you can talk to these people as they should be talked to."

The incident highlighted the edgy mood of British businessmen,...

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