CHILE: Lend-Lease

Chile's Ambassador Rodolfo Michels and the State Department's Under Secretary Sumner Welles, apostle of hemisphere unity, last week signed a Lend-Lease agreement in Washington. The agreement did not greatly improve Chile's actual prospects of getting needed industrial equipment while there is a shipping shortage (see p.27). But the general warmth of Chilean and U.S. relations moved stern, unsmiling President Juan Antonio Rios to make an extraordinary statement in Santiago: he came out for a fourth term for Good Neighbor Roosevelt. President Rios, now in his first (four-year) term, expressed the hope that President...

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