THE HEMISPHERE: Orations at the Bridge

Under the new international bridge, the muddy Rio Uruguay raced in flood. But on the bridge Argentine troopers and Brazilian marines stood at immaculate attention. A strapping figure in the uniform of an Argentine general, and a tired little man in a dark civilian suit advanced toward each other. At midstream the two men snipped a ceremonial tape, then embraced. Thus, last week, after many postponements, Argentina's President Juan Perón and Brazil's President Caspar Eurico Dutra inaugurated the Augustin Justo bridge that links their countries.

For two years women on foot had shuttled their daily loads of flour, oil, sugar...

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