Latin America and the War

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Continental Solidarity Against the Axis

When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and with Germany and Italy declared war on the United States, the nations of Latin America gave an unsurpassed demonstration of continental solidarity by at once ranging themselves at the side of this country.1 Whereas in 1917 only Cuba and Panama immediately followed the United States into war against Germany, in 1941 all of the Central American countries and all of the Caribbean republics issued declarations of war against the Axis almost simultaneously with the United States, while Mexico, ...

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