THE AMERICAS: Back to the Earth

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George Strausser Messersmith, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, last week addressed himself to an important oddity in Pan American relations. In the third year of the Good Neighbor policy, in Mexico's eleventh month of war on the U.S. side, at a time when the U.S. was spending many millions of dollars south of the border, suspicion of the gringos was again on the rise. The 13th Pan American Day was approaching, and Good Neighbor oratory was in order, but Ambassador Messer smith considered it necessary to play the stern mentor....

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