LATIN AMERICA: Wanted: A Formula


The other 19 American republics, unwilling arbiters in the U.S. quarrel with Argentina, finally began to talk. The first comment last week was not promising for State Department hopes of joint action against President-elect Perón. Not one republic offered a feasible formula for drawing the hemisphere together again.

Colombia's authoritative Tiempo praised Assistant Secretary of State Spruille Braden's democratic intentions, but deplored his "mistaken policy" in Argentina. Grizzled old Francisco Castillo Nájera, Mexico's Foreign Minister, declared that he "could not see why Mexico, having kept relations with the previous [Argentine] regime,...

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