THE AMERICAS: Argentina Loses

It was a bad week for Argentina. Her champion football team failed to defeat Uruguay's; worse, her players were booed, assaulted by Uruguayan spectators as "Nazis." A heat wave killed seven people, felled 461 with sunstroke. In Montevideo the Inter-America Hemisphere Defense Committee made public specific instances of Nazi espionage in Argentine territory. Chile broke with the Axis (see above), leaving President Ramón Castillo's government the sole neutral in the Western Hemisphere.

To Argentine minds the relative importance of the week's events was as set down above. Prudently neutral President Castillo may...

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