THE AMERICAS: Cooperation Confirmed

Solid, straightforward Ricardo Adolfo de la Guardia assumed the presidency of Panama on Oct. 9, 1941, succeeding totalitarian, pro-Nazi Arnulfo Arias after a bloodless coup d'état. Last week the National Assembly voted stocky, greying President de la Guardia another two years in office.* Panama citizens and the U.S. approved. The environs of the Panama Canal were in safe hands.

<FOOTONTE>*Panama law requires that provisional governments like de la Guardia's be "certified" every two years. The regular term expires in February 1947; in that winter popular elections are due.


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