United Nations: Carpio's Caper


For years, African nations in the General Assembly have demanded U.N. control over South West Africa, a bleak plateau (300,000 sq. mi.) that South Africa still clutches under an old League of Nations mandate. For years, South Africa has even refused to allow the U.N.'s South West Africa Committee into the area. Then, last spring, Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd suddenly invited Committee Chairman Victorio D. Carpio of the Philippines to come and have a look. As it turned out, he had picked his man well.

Before setting out on his inspection tour,...

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