The Americas: Role of the Spokesman

A most pragmatic politician-statesman is Argentine President Arturo Frondizi, a man whose goals, once set, stay set. Characteristically, the goals Frondizi set for his journey to the U.S. and the U.N. last week were rigid—but realistic. He was determined to convince highly placed North Americans of his unwavering commitment to Western democracy, and he aimed to convince them that his kind of Argentina is worth helping. At the U.N. he resolved to cement his role as the independent-minded spokesman for Latin America now that Brazil's Jánio Quadros has come a cropper. Frondizi could count the trip a success on both...

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