Telephones rang incessantly in the Latin Embassies in Washington. Ambassadors called ambassadors. Counselors called counselors. "How do you feel?" they asked. "Is your Government sending bicarbonate to kill the taste of that meal?" "Yes, it comes up my throat." "Exactly. Mine too. Like onions!"

The "meal" was the Pan American Union's decision last week to table the request of diplomatically isolated Argentina for a conference under the inter-American system of consultation. Only Argentina voted in favor. El Salvador (whose Government was unrecognized except by Honduras and Nicaragua) was not consulted. All the...

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