THE AMERICAS: Dirty Pool

Argentine propagandists dug up a month-old speech of Sumner Welles's, forced newspapers and radio stations to use a distorted version which had the onetime Under Secretary of State endorsing the Buenos Aires jingoes. Actually, Welles did no such thing; he did not even name Argentina. But he did suggest that the U.S. State Department had mishandled its Argentine relations and that it had made a mistake in trying to bully a sensitive people.

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