The Hemisphere: Getulio on the Bridge

When U.S. relations with Argentina get worse, U.S. relations with Brazil, Argentina's traditional South American rival, always get correspondingly better. Last week U.S.-Brazilian relations were proceeding famously: on the eve of a state visit by Dean Acheson, a U.S. task force led by the 37,000-ton carrier Oriskany, dazzled Rio in a whirlwind call.

Before the 3,000 bluejackets swarmed ashore on liberty, President Getulio Vargas was invited to come aboard for a 100-mile joyride. Getulio came—accompanied by his Vice President, four cabinet ministers, two ambassadors, ten admirals, twelve generals and a dozen congressmen....

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