The Press: Argentine Way

The Allies made a sharp counterattack against Argentine censorship last week. The sally was led by Colonel Sosthenes Behn, president of the potent International Telephone and Telegraph Corp. Argentina had ordered suspension for 24 hours of I.T. & T.'s All America Cables for the crime of transmitting a cable from Mexico to Argentina's President Edelmiro Farrell (the cable protested the deportation of an anti-Franco Spaniard to presumed death in Spain).

Colonel Behn responded with a stiff protest. Obviously, all Allied-controlled communications might voluntarily shut down, thus leaving Argentina isolated. President Farrell's Government rescinded its order.

But Argentina's press was cringing before the Farrell...

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