ARGENTINA: Cold Comfort

It was freezing in Buenos Aires last week, but no colder than the chances that Argentina would act against the Axis: > Liberal, hemisphere-minded President Roberto Marcelino Ortiz, after two years of increasing blindness from diabetes, at last resigned his office. This left the job to conservative Acting President Ramon S (for nothing) Castillo, whose neutrality quivers with Axis-sounding overtones.

> Germany blundered into torpedoing another Argentine freighter. But it was almost a foregone conclusion that the Nazis would get off with little more than the "profound regret" they had expressed for the Victoria, sunk last April.

The 4,800-ton single-stacker...

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