CONFERENCES: Illusion in Striped Pants

The Western Hemisphere was in motion. That motion, at the opening of the Conference of American Republics in Mexico City, fairly glittered with the comings & goings of Latin diplomats and their well-dressed ladies, with chatter in bars (mostly in Spanish with a sprinkling of English and Portuguese), with sonorous speeches at green baize tables, with huge Mexican midday dinners at Chapultepec Castle. Meantime the men of the Western Hemisphere got down to the hemisphere's business.

Ezequiel Padilla, Mexico's Foreign Minister, as host, was elected president of the conference. Tall, handsome Dr....

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