United Front

The Americas lined up solidly behind anti-Communist action in the Far East. In Washington last week, the Council of the Organization of American States, representing the hemisphere's 21 republics, formally pledged "firmest support" for the U.N. stand against the Korean invasion and affirmed "continental solidarity" with U.S. armed measures.

Many Latin American governments responded to President Harry Truman's first statement on Korea by offering their cooperation. Argentina's Juan Peron rose to the occasion by calling on the Chamber of Deputies to complete the long-delayed ratification of the 1947 Rio Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance. The pact was swiftly approved, 88 to...

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