THE HEMISPHERE: Rolling Down to Rio

Argentina's Foreign Minister Juan A. Bramuglia had saved his surprise for the last minute. Diplomats had expected that Argentine insistence on a veto would drag out the drafting of a hemispheric defense treaty at the Rio Conference that opens this week (TIME, Aug. 11). But just before boarding ship for Rio, Bramuglia made a startling announcement: his country would bow to majority decisions after all. Maybe there was more to Juan Perón's current "peace offensive" than the pundits had thought.

Time for Fun. Though Brazilians in particular still thought they had better keep a sharp eye for new Argentine tricks,...

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