The Hemisphere: Under New Management

When the last regional International Labor Organization (I.L.O.) conference of American states was held in Mexico City three years ago, most workers' delegates were Communist or Communist-led. Vicente Lombardo Toledano, Mexico's Communist-line labor boss, ran the show.

Last week a new and very different regional I.L.O. convened in Montevideo. In the three years since Mexico City, Latin American labor movements have pretty well repudiated Communist leaders. Of the 280 delegates and advisers at the meeting (from all countries except Peru, Venezuela, Honduras and Paraguay), Communists numbered so few that they even had trouble making much noise. Lombardo Toledano was absent.

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