THE AMERICAS: Growth of an Ideal

The dream boat of Pan-American solidarity, manned by men of good will and propelled by idealism, last week weathered the roughest storm since it was launched nine years ago as the U.S. Good Neighbor Policy. At Rio de Janeiro foreign ministers representing the American republics worked to make the dream of complete solidarity come true. They nearly failed&151;nearly succeeded&151;nearly failed again&151;finally made it seem nearly true.

Apparent Failure. As the crucial week began, Argentina's Foreign Minister Enrique Ruiz Guiñazú was balky, Chile's Juan Bautista Rossetti was out of line. These two argued persistently against...

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