BRAZIL: A Part of Us

It would be better for a united America to lose this war than for America to remain disunited; for a united America would rise from defeat, but if a part of tis won and a part of us lost, we would remain divided forever.

So said Mauricio Nabuco, Secretary-general of the Brazilian Foreign Ministry, at last January's Rio conference. Last week Pan-American unity got its biggest tangible boost in World War II when Brazil became the first South American country formally to declare war on Germany and Italy.* (Japan having committed no aggression against Brazil, was omitted from the declaration.)

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