Brazil last week won a heat in its race with Argentina for a share in the cattle, oil and forest riches of landlocked Bolivia. With a 30-man entourage, Brazil's President Eurico Caspar Dutra flew to the Bolivian town of San José de Chiquitos for a meeting with Bolivia's President Enrique Hertzog. The occasion: the opening of a Brazilian-built railroad connecting San José with Corumbá, Brazil—part of a system that will eventually stretch 2,500 miles across the continent from Santos to the Chilean port of Arica.

After kneeling together before a 300-year-old altar in San José, the Presidents got off some...

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