High-Wire Diplomacy

Swinging round to Rio for next week's conference of U.S. ambassadors in South America, Assistant Secretary of State Edward G. Miller Jr. dropped in for a visit with Juan Peron. It was no mere card-dropping call. Four years after Peron's election, getting along with the Argentine President was still the U.S.'s touchiest hemispheric problem, and Miller had come armed with a bulging briefcase. With Peron facing serious economic troubles at home and abroad, Miller thought that Argentina's President might welcome the chance to talk business.

On his first two days in Buenos...

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