Foreign News: Six Tired Men

The Rio de Janeiro Conference of American foreign ministers officially adjourned last week with ringing denunciations of Axis aggression, loud vivas for American unity. But late the night of adjournment the Peru-Ecuador border question, which had never been on the agenda but had delayed the conference windup for 24 hours (and made all unity speeches sound slightly hypocritical), was still being threshed out. Not until 2 the next morning did Brazilian Foreign Minister Oswaldo Aranha, making his final attempt to please everyone, order up punch, beer, assorted fruit juices and highballs for the...

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