Foreign News: Bolivia v. Paraguay

How diplomats can make a war was shown last week after Bolivian and Paraguayan troops had exchanged shots across a wild, densely forested area which both countries have claimed for over a century.

Soon official statements were made by the respective foreign offices in such terms that undoubtedly one or the other set of diplomats was lying. The Bolivians said that their troops were sound asleep at six a. m. in Fort Vanguardia on unquestionably Bolivian territory when they were stealthily attacked by Paraguayan soldiers. The diplomats of Paraguay said that their troops had discovered a Bolivian fort on unquestionably Paraguayan territory,...