The Hemisphere: Presidential Meeting

Argentina's Juan Perón summoned his Congress into special session last week to vote him permission* to visit Chile later this month as the guest of his old friend and fellow general, President Carlos Ibáñez. During the seven-day trip, Perón expects to visit Santiago and Valparaiso, and to sign a treaty trading Argentine steers for Chilean copper.

But Juan Perón is not planning his first presidential trip outside the country merely to barter with a neighbor. Like Perón himself, Chile's new President is in favor of forming a Latin American economic bloc to give Latinos a better bargaining position in exchanging their...

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