THE AMERICAS: Chile Chooses

Chile last week chose the United Nations course. While some 2,000 Chileans gathered outside the Senate building in Santiago's Montt-Varas Square, the Senate voted 30-to-10 for a break with the Axis. When the result was announced, the crowd broke into the national anthem. That evening tough, silent President Juan Antonio Ríos conferred at length with his Cabinet at his summer home in a Santiago suburb. The next morning he put his signature on the rupture decree.

It was no easy step for Chile. In his broadcast to the nation President Ríos warned: "Destiny may drive us to days of sacrifice and...

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