Foreign News: New Belligerent

Land-locked Bolivia last week followed impatient Brazil into the war. The Bolivian Congress must still ratify a state-of-war decree issued by President Enrique Peñaranda, but to all effects Bolivia became the second South American country at war with the Axis*

Militarily, Bolivia's move was of minor importance (she has fewer than 15,000 men in her standing army, plus perhaps 185,000 reserves). Diplomatically, the step was a victory for U.S. policy in Latin America, and the effect on the flow of important Bolivian supplies to the Allies may be substantial.

Said Chief of Staff General Antenor Ichazo: "The decree, in my opinion, will serve...

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