ARGENTINA: High Tension

Would Argentina declare an eleventh-hour war on the Reich? Argentina's Acting Foreign Minister, small, wiry Cesar Ameghino, last week announced that a "state of tension" existed between Germany and Argentina. Using the pretext that the Nazis were preventing repatriation of seven Argentine diplomats caught in Europe, Señor Ameghino sent Germany a hot note of protest. He warned the Nazis that next time "the Argentine Government would consider such action as an act of hostility."

Behind this war whoop was strong-man Juan Domingo Perón's and his cohorts' fear of the effects of Argentina's...

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