HEMISPHERE: The Good Neighbors

In Washington, El Salvador's Embassy was turned over last week to its new secretary, Licenciado Doctor Don Felipe Vega Gomez. Until the United States recently turned on the heat, only two countries (Honduras and Nicaragua) recognized its unpopular Government. TIME's Washington Correspondent Daniel del Solar called up to ask how many nations had now recognized El Salvador. Correspondent Del Solar reported what followed:

Soft-voiced Señor Vega Gomez answered the phone. Besides the U.S., Mexico and Chile, he did not know how many American nations had lately recognized his Government. He referred me to the State Department.

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