Chile: A Bid by Marx

With a curt announcement last week, Chile became the first of the four Latin American holdouts to follow through on the OAS sanctions against Communist Cuba. Though the government had voted against breaking economic and diplomatic relations with Castro, President Jorge Alessandri decided that Chile had no choice but to honor the will of the majority—and do it promptly. Still to be heard from are Bolivia and Uruguay; Mexico has refused to break relations. "The resolution against Cuba," said Alessandri, "has to be complied with. If not, it would imply a serious precedent and mean sooner or later the...

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