Foreign News: Not So Close

For Chileans it was the choice of a President; for the hemisphere it was the choice of an anti-Axis foreign policy.

For a while it looked as if Chile's Presidential election this week would be close. Arrogant, handsome General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo, once his nation's "strong man," was backed by the rightist Conservative and Liberal Parties, the small but noisy pro-Nazi Popular Socialist Vanguard. Smooth, greying Juan Antonio Rios, veteran Radical Party politico, was backed by the middle-to-left Popular Front, fast recovering from its sickness following the death of President Pedro Aguirre...

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