THE AMERICAS: Hosts with Troubles

Officially, Vice President Richard Nixon flew south from Washington this week to represent President Eisenhower at the May 1 inauguration of Argentine President-elect Arturo Frondizi. Unofficially, the U.S. Vice President was offering himself as the first top-level live target in five years* for the politicians and economists of Latin America, tight-pinched by world commodity prices and U.S. trade policies.

On his way to Buenos Aires, Nixon fitted in a good-will stopover in Uruguay; on his way back, he planned to spend one or two days each in Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru. Ecuador. Colombia...

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