THE HEMISPHERE: Low-Pressure Diplomacy

On the sunny terrace, in the gaudy bar and up & down the slippery stone corridors of the Hotel Quitandinha, delegates gossiped, shook hands, lobbied and told stories. The tanned and grey chief of the U.S. delegation was hardly seen in public. Yet, despite his efforts to push Latin leaders to the forefront, George Marshall dominated the Rio Inter-American Defense Conference.

Vatican Praise. His only speech was brief, and competed with the distraction of a visit by Evita Peron. But his forthright explanation of why the U.S. has to put economic aid...

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