THE AMERICAS: Axis Against Axis

The ultimate goal of U.S. relations with the 20 Latin-American Republics, through eight years of patient policymaking, has been common action in common cause against common enemies. Last week, within 24 hours of the U.S. seizure of German and Italian ships in U.S. ports (TIME, April 7), there was hell & high water from Tampico to the Strait of Magellan.

>In Tampico Commodore Luis Hurtado de Mendoza, commander of the Naval District, sent messages to the captains of twelve German and Italian vessels lying in harbor, summoning them ashore for a conference....

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