National Affairs: Panama Promoted

Within the past five months, two moves in the Good Neighbor (or Hemisphere Solidarity) policy of Franklin Roosevelt were to raise Colombia and Venezuela, the two countries on South America's northern corner, from ministerial to ambassadorial status in U. S. diplomatic ranking. Last week the State Department promoted Pan ama President Roosevelt named as U. S. Ambassador there his Minister to Uruguay.

Precise, perspicacious William Dawson, 53, of St. Paul, Minn, is, like all other chief U. S. diplomats now in South America, a seasoned diplomat. Behind him are 30 years of unbroken foreign service, the last eleven in Latin America (Ecuador...

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