EL SALVADOR: Belated Appreciation

The only nation on the American continent which recognizes Japan's four-year-old puppet state of Manchukuo is tiny, coffee-producing El Salvador. Last week, in belated appreciation of El Salvador's gesture, made in March 1934 owl-eyed, thick-lipped Manchukuoan Emperor Kang Teh was graciously pleased to decorate El Salvador's Strong Man, swart, curly-haired President General Maximiliano Hernández Martínez. Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Araujo and the Salvadorean Consul General in Tokyo, León Siguenza.

Little does it matter to spurned Manchukuo that many a chancellery believes that El Salvador first recognized the puppet state by mistake....

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