The Americas settled last week their toughest boundary dispute in a way which did them proud. The final awards that ended the century-old quarrel between Bolivia and Paraguay over the title to the Chaco Boreal* were made in the names of the Presidents of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Uruguay and the U.S. And no one could fail to contrast the operation of Pan-American peace machinery with that recently observed in Munich.

First there were three years (1932-35) of disastrous warfare over the half-desert, half-swamp of the Chaco. About 100,000 men lost their lives. Then there were three years of patient negotiations...

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