URUGUAY: To the Bitter End

Uruguay's Chamber of Deputies last week ratified the 1952 mutual aid pact with the U.S. by a vote of 54 to 29. The treaty, similar to U.S. pacts with seven other Latin American countries, provides simply that Uruguay sell the U.S. strategic materials in return for technical military aid and training equipment. Nevertheless, the pact had been the sole and bitter subject of debate in the Uruguayan Chamber since May 7 and was finally approved only after an angry session ending at 5 a.m. Opposition came exclusively from those extremist groups which have increasingly become the source of anti-yanqui agitation...

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