Time Essay: South America: Notes on a New Continent

Time Inc. Editor-in-Chief Hedley Donovan, accompanied by Board Chairman Andrew Heiskell, recently concluded a six-country fact-finding tour of Latin America. Donovan's report on the trip:

It is a rare moment, after years of journalistic travels, to have a whole fresh continent to see for the first time.

Mountains, jungle, savanna, pampas, desert and suddenly, amidst all the distances, a city of four million, or eight. Against the Big Sky of the Brazilian interior, the wide, windy vistas of Brasilia, with some human touches creeping in around the edges of the totalitarian master design−it will...

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