LATIN AMERICA: Guessing and Steaming

Biggest South American guessing game last week was based on the questions: Is Dictator German Busch a fascist or a democratic dictator? Will Bolivia join the Anti-Comintern Pact? First guesses from Rome and Tokyo looked rosy for fascists.

In Tokyo, up popped Kovichi Seito, hitherto unheard of Japanese brother-in-law of Dictator Busch. Guessed Seito: Bolivia will soon join the Anti-Comintern Pact. Guessed Bolivian Minister Dr. Antonio Campero Arce in Rome: Bolivia is a totalitarian State, it will soon join the Pact. Kept guessing in Washington, U. S. observers guessed hardest about Bolivia's oil barter deal with Germany, gasped at a...

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