Latin America: Farewell

It was raining when Career Diplomat George Messersmith landed in Buenos Aires a year ago. Last week, when the retiring U.S. Ambassador took his leave it was raining again. But there the resemblance between the two occasions ended.

Messersmith had arrived in Argentina when the strain on U.S.-Argentine relations was at its height. He had eased the strain. Now, to salute the new U.S.Argentine friendship with which Argentines identify Ambassador Messersmith,*President Juan Perón had ordered a rousing sendoff. Earlier in the week he had invited Messersmith to Casa Rosada, decorated him with...

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