THE HEMISPHERE: Common Concern

The Secretary of State of the U.S. last week placed his great authority behind Assistant Secretary of State Spruille Braden's aggressive Latin-American policy.

In Washington, Secretary Byrnes affirmed the Braden doctrine that the hemispheric principle of non-intervention should not shield violators of the elementary rights of man. He also accepted Uruguayan Foreign Minister Alberto Rodriguez Larreta's ringing proposal that the American republics take joint action against oppressive regimes in their midst (TIME, Dec. 3).

Secretary Byrnes also declared that any violation of human rights is "a matter of common concern to all the...

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