THE AMERICAS: Mission to Rio

Secretary of State Dean Acheson will pay his first official visit to Latin America next month. Accompanied by Edward G. Miller, his personable assistant for hemisphere affairs, Acheson will fly to Rio de Janeiro on a good-will mission.

One purpose of Acheson's trip is to assure Latin American countries that the U.S. has not forgotten them. Latinos vividly remember the days of Roosevelt, Cordell Hull and Sumner Welles, when contacts between the U.S. and its sister republics were closely maintained at the top level. On the strength of such relations, the U.S. drew heavily on Latin America in World War...

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