URUGUAY: Friendly Visit

In an endless column, several hundred taxis churred past the gleaming Montevideo office building that houses the U.S. Embassy. No others (except for emergency calls) were on the streets. In this reproachful fashion, Monte cabbies protested last week against the beating of a fellow driver by U.S. sailors.

Chauffeur Teodoro Pérez was the complainant. During last month's inauguration of President Tomás Berreta, he picked up three U.S. bluejackets from the good-will U.S. naval squadron led by the cruiser Fresno. The sailormen slugged him and robbed him.

Sailors' scuffles are a familiar story in many a port, and in Latin America they have...

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