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CHILE: Mercy Flight

Treasury Secretary William Simon announced his unusual mission casually enough. During an early-morning appearance on NBC's Today show, he noted that he was...

Religion: Poignant Anniversary

The news from Istanbul fell like a bomb on a gathering in Houston's Rice Hotel last week. There the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America was...

Energy: Oil Prices Slip

Alas, it's only temporary When supplies of anything get too large for their markets, prices come down—or at least they should. For all the power of the OPEC...

BRAZIL: A Decade of Ditadura

Just ten years ago it was called the United States of Brazil—a functioning democracy with a representative government patterned on the American model. There,...

The Press: Censorship and Fear

It was over in a matter of minutes. The police van braked to a stop, 40 civil guards in tan shirts and steel helmets jumped out and, while most of Lima slept...

The Press: Shrinking Freedom

The International Press Institute (IPI), the 23-year-old organization founded in Switzerland to protect beleaguered newsmen round the world, has issued its...

Peru: Challenging the U.S.

Peru seems headed toward a major diplomatic showdown with the U.S. that could produce serious repercussions throughout South America. It is a highly...

SOUTH AMERICA: Castillo for Ortiz

Proudest and richest of Latin American republics, with some 35% of South America's trade, 60% of its gold, Argentina has often yearned to control the South...

VENEZUELA: Squeezing the Oil Concessions

A combination of rich oil deposits and relative political stability has long lured investment money and technology to Venezuela. Largely on the strength of...

Birth Control: Consequences of Conception

BIRTH CONTROL South America's republics have the highest population growth rates in the world, far outstripping their economies' ability to feed the multiplying...

URUGUAY: Success of a Soft Coup

In a continent where military coups seem almost as common as peaceable elections, tiny Uruguay has been unique. Often described as the "Switzerland of South...

Guyana: An Easier Way

The threat from the left in South America need not always be suppressed by armies. It can often be met as easily and more democratically at the ballot box—as...

Religion: Amateur Diplomats

An uncommonly handsome, smoothspoken and astute Roman Catholic prelate is Most Rev. James Hugh Ryan, Bishop for the past three years of Omaha, Neb., and...

National Affairs: All-American Plan

Franklin Roosevelt slept through the fall of France with a clear conscience, awaking in time for the 8 a.m. radio newscast. For this moment he was prepared, as...

GREAT BRITAIN: Mannequins of Empire

The monocle-wearing 1st Marquess of Willingdon, super-dignified Governor General of Canada (1926-31) and Viceroy of India (1931-36), is just about the last...

The World: Chile: On the Circle of Fire

LIKE the Andean republics to the north, Chile lies along the "circle of fire," a ring of volcanoes and seismic fault lines that encircle the Pacific Basin. The...

Latin America: Kicking the Gringo

We will not encourage United States private investment where it is not wanted, or where local political conditions face it with unwarranted risks. —Richard...

SOUTH AMERICA: Plucked Condor

Five months ago Brazil's sharp-eyed little President Getulio Dornelles Vargas started clipping the wings of the German Condor airline. First snip came in June...

Transport: Son's Effort

The 12,000-mi. London-to-Melbourne air race which Sir MacPherson Robertson, Australian candy tycoon, backed with £15,000 was supposed to demonstrate the...