Latin America and Hemisphere Defense
Inter-American Relations and War Emergencies
Latin American support for United States and United Nations action in Korea, though not yet made fully effective, has provided a strong demonstration of Western Hemisphere solidarity against Communist aggression. Signs of Yankeephobia and isolationism in nationalist regimes which have gained power in Latin America since World War II, however, leave questions as to the extent and effectiveness of the aid to be anticipated from that region in the event of a major conflict.
A presidential election in Brazil on Oct. 3 may furnish some indication of the strength of anti-United States sentiment in the nation that traditionally has been the best South American friend of this country. Getulio Vargas has attempted, in his formidable campaign for ...