THE AMERICAS: The Aftermath

When Sumner Welles thrust a cool, straight blade at Argentina and Chile last fortnight for tolerating Axis spies (TIME, Oct. 19), he must have expected resentful parrying by the Governments of those countries. He got it:

The Argentine Government of President Ramón S. Castillo, whose fascistic tendency is not that of Argentina's popular majority, hailed Columbus Day last week with an appeal by Foreign Minister Enrique Ruiz Guiñazú for closer friendship between Argentina and totalitarian Spain, "which find themselves traveling the same road and which have parallel interests."

The Chilean Government of President Juan Antonio Ríos, which reflects the isolationism of some...

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