ARGENTINA: Foot in the Door

Out of the Casa Rosada (Argentina's White House) and into a waiting limousine one day last week walked five members of a visiting Soviet trade mission, beaming with uncommon good will. After two months of dickering, they had signed a treaty with the Argentines under which the two countries will work out a barter exchange of Argentina's agricultural products (mainly linseed oil and hides) for Soviet petroleum, coal, iron, steel, precision instruments, pipe, rails, rolling stock, axles and tires. Goods worth $150 million are supposed to change hands—if both sides deliver. In...

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