BRAZIL: Neutralism Discarded

To remind President Eisenhower that Latin America considers itself a party to the Middle East crisis, Brazil's President Juscelino Kubitschek last week cabled Ike to say that Latin American participation in any U.N. summit conference is "reasonable, just and even indispensable." Kubitschek was putting himself squarely behind the U.S.; he did not cable the U.N. or Soviet Boss Khrushchev, and Panama and Colombia are already on the Security Council.

More than anything else last week, Kubitschek's cable dramatized his strong new stand as a pro-West world statesman. Until recently, he had taken pains to avoid offending his country's politically...

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