Foreign News: Chile's Week of Destiny

The military band played a snappy march at Los Cerrillos airport. The crowd broke into cheers. A plane taxied up to the line of waiting dignitaries—Cabinet members, Government officials, foreign Ambassadors. Out of it stepped Dr. Raúl Morales Beltramí, Chilean Minister of the Interior, home from a month's journey to the U.S.

Thus did Chile last week approach the climax of its long drift toward rupture with the Axis. Dr. Morales had conferred with the U.S., had spent three days consulting Chile's neighbor Government, Argentina, its last partner in neutrality. Now he would tell the Cabinet what he had learned. Then Foreign...

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