Nazis to convert Argentina to the New Order the bulk of the public and press is pro-Ally,
" In 1942 Argentina and Chile were the only two countries who did not subscribe wholly to the resolutions of the Rio de Janeiro Conference. Chile has since terminated relations with the Axis Powers. One of the resolutions called for the complete severance of all Wireless communication between Latin America and Axis controlled countries. Argentina accepted this, hut has consistently failed to abide by its provisions. She still permits unlimited communication in ordinary language and one hundred coded words each day to be radiated by the Axis diplomatic missions.
Nazi Backdoor " With two neighbours, Brazil and Bolivia, at war with the Axis and another neighbour, Uruguay, likely to come in at any minute, the danger of this Nazi backdoor into the southern hemisphere is obvious. Continental security is impetilled, and recently Argentina had to relax her strict interpretation of neutrality to permit a delegation from the Hemisphere Political Defence Committee to visit Buenos Aires. This delegation informed Argentina in plain terms that she was not keeping her pledged word regarding the tele-communication resolution of the Rio Conference.
"Argentina has participated in many Pan-American Conferences and has given her support to the Good Neighbour policy, yet all the time she seems to be afraid of what she terms Yankee Imperialism, and the fact that the United States is now included in the Allied belligerent nations does not apparently add to her peace of mind. Quite rightly the United States is concerned about the east coast of Argentina with its magnificent harbours. The Caribbean Republics, Venezuela and Uruguay. are all friendly, and if Argen• tine threw in her lot with the Allied Nations there would be an unbroken line of coast hostile to the Nazis stretching from the Arctic to Cape Horn. This anti-North American feeling is one of the barriers that has been played upon unceasingly by Nazi propagandists.
" From a perusal of the Argentine mess and from the utterances of wellinformed people, however, it is evident that the public in Argentina is getting restive about her sitting-on-the-fence policy and it may be that before long the Government will be forced to bow to the growing desire of the people."