Latin America: To Arms II

Tiny, staunchly democratic Uruguay proposed a radical change in Latin American policy. Foreign Minister Dr. Alberto Rodriguez Larreta suggested that the Americas drastically modify the dearest of all hemispheric principles: non-intervention by any one nation or group of nations in the domestic affairs of any American country. Instead, he advocated joint intervention against any nation which violates "the elementary rights of man and of the citizens." The Uruguayans had good reason to fear violators of democratic rights. Across the Rio de la Plata, the hard-booted Argentine colonels tramped and threatened.

Foreign Minister Rodriguez...

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