International: New World, New Colossus

The U.S. and the New World—the challenging New World now emerging from War II—met face to face in old Mexico City last week.

The impact of the meeting produced a historic change in Pan-American policy. Latin neighbors who had always feared, baited and resented "the colossus of the North" suddenly begged the colossus to move south with money and arms, promise far more "intervention" than the U.S. wanted to offer.

Before Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius Jr. and his U.S. associates got their wits back, the Latin Americans ganged up and almost put over a proposal for permanent mutual guarantees of...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!