LATIN AMERICA: Decision, Words

After a stormy session the Tacna-Arica Plebiscitary Commission adopted a motion presented by its chairman, General John J. Pershing, in which April 15, 1926, is definitely established as the date for holding the long-delayed plebiscite to determine whether Chile or Peru shall have Tacna-Arica. The motion opens with a preamble scoring Chile, of which Tacna-Arica is now a province for obstructing the efforts of the Commission to prepare for a free and unbiased plebiscite. Chile is specifically charged with having violated the terms laid down by President Coolidge as arbiter* of the...

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