THE AMERICAS: The Frankness of Friends

This week Edward Miller, the U.S.'s fast-stepping Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs, is off on another quick swing around his circuit. In a 20-day South American tour, he will pay an official visit to Brazil's new Foreign Minister Joāo Neves da Fontoura, represent the U.S. at the inauguration of Uruguay's President Andrés Martinez Trueba, attend the Pan American Olympic games at Buenos Aires, address the U.N. Economic and Social conferences at Santiago, and pay a courtesy call in Lima.

Reciprocal Cooperation. Miller has always been at his best on such field trips, speaking fluent, straight-from-the-shoulder Spanish and handling...

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