THE AMERICAS: Hispanidad v. Pan America

A crucifix, a Spanish flag, and a Spanish poem adorn the walls of a stark, windowless room in Buenos Aires. Translated, the poem reads:

The Cantabric Mountain range is an arm of Spain,

and its hand ends in Galicia. It has an index finger,

Finisterre, which, with its trembling shadow cast on the ocean,

is pointing at America.

Last fortnight, in that room, a group of Argentine pro-Fascists gathered to further the doctrine implicit in the poem. The doctrine is Hispanidad—that body of Fascist aims and hopes which Dictator Francisco Franco has called the spiritual...

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