A Letter From The Publisher: Mar. 22, 1963

CONTINENTS just sit there by the centuries, while across their terrains crops grow, peoples wax and wane, and nations struggle. Sometimes even the slowest of continents quickens into the news: Africa's burst of independence three years ago made it something more than a locale for Hemingway movies, and the Middle East region, so volatile in the mid-'sos, is becoming so again. Journalistically, it is increasingly the turn of Latin America. For too many years that area was ignored by many Yanquis, who regarded it as a place inhabited by an undistinguishably homogeneous group...

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