LATIN AMERICA: War Averted

By "the Vatican Kissinger

The Vatican's Cardinal Antonio Samore, 73, left Buenos Aires for Rome last week to report to Pope John Paul II on "the little that I have done." Actually, he had done quite a lot. After a fortnight of shuttle diplomacy, Samore had pretty well averted the danger of war between Argentina and Chile. At the close of a meeting in nearby Montevideo, Uruguay, the Argentine government of President Jorge Rafael Videla and the Chilean junta of President Augusto Pinochet signed an agreement in which they promised not to use force against each other, pledged to reduce the...

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