ARGENTINA: Knifing a Neighbor

Embargo, like Tariff, is a game at which any number of nations can play. In Washington, Chairman Legge of the Federal Farm Board is calling for "a temporary embargo on wheat imports" (TIME, Jan. 5). Last week Argentina got into the game. Her new Provisional Government, headed by swart, hard-eyed, big-mustachioed General Uriburu, suddenly declared an absolute embargo on "Paraguay tea."

For little Paraguay the blow was staggering. She has exported her "tea" (yerba mate) almost exclusively to Argentina. Other nations do not like it. Last year a campaign to launch Paraguay tea in New York...

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