THE HEMISPHERE: Inside the Family

Only five republics (including the U.S.) had accepted. Most of the others said no, or had reservations to the Uruguayan proposal on intervention (TIME, Dec. 3). But the point last week was whether to discuss the proposal at the Inter-American Conference at Rio next spring. To do so would raise the hot issue of Argentine violations of the basic rights of man. This was exactly what the U.S. wanted.

Last week, as some republics still shied at the idea, U.S. officials talked about bringing up the topic of Argentina in the world assembly by invoking Article II of...