ARGENTINA: Forced Break

A small crowd gathered in the rain last week in front of Buenos Aires Casa Rosada (Pink House), heard President Ramirez announce that Argentina had broken diplomatic relations with Germany and Japan. The last and most reluctant nation of Latin America had put a tentative foot in the United Nations camp.

The action followed weeks of pressure brought against" Argentina's militaristic, Nazi-tainted Government by the U.S. and Britain. German espionage in Argentina had been newly exposed; there was audible talk of an Anglo-American embargo (TIME, Jan. 31). Obviously, the Ramirez Government saw...

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