THE AMERICAS: Solidarity Crosses Capricorn

Last week brought good and realistic news to all those advocates of hemisphere solidarity who fear that the phrase may remain only a phrase. Mistrust of U.S. intentions, plus mistrust of U.S. ability to take effective military action in the far south, had hitherto hampered U.S. efforts to get military cooperation from those countries which lie south of the Tropic of Capricorn. Last fortnight Argentina's Foreign Minister Emeritus, Carlos Saavedra Lamas, urged a conference of Foreign Ministers of the 21 American republics to agree on plans for common defense (TIME, June 16)....

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