WORLD TRADE: New Ambassador

In South America last week a new kind of ambassador was delivering a new kind of plain talk to the people—Eric Johnston, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, who took off three weeks ago from Miami, has now visited Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile (TIME, March 1).

As chairman of the U.S. Committee of the Inter-American Development Commission, Johnston is making the tour not "as a good-will mission but a business trip." Instead of following the Government line of promising much (and delivering little), Johnston bluntly told Brazilians that for the duration of the war they could...

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