Latin America: Customers' Man

In Washington on sick leave, well-tailored William Pawley dropped in on Secretary Marshall. Bluntly, the U.S. Ambassador to Brazil told his boss that things were going badly in Latin America. The latinos were sore because they felt that the U.S. was neglecting them in favor of Europe, and something ought to be done to straighten things out before next month's Pan American Conference in Bogotá.

Secretary Marshall's answer was prompt. "O.K., Bill," he said to Pawley. "You're elected."

Cutting short his sick leave, Bill Pawley went to work. His first step was to document the big fact that the U.S. had failed to...

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