REPUBLICS PROFESS NEUTRALITY. JOINT ACTION SUGGESTED TO PRESERVE IT RIGIDLY. WASHINGTON, November 26. South American republics have asked the United States to co-operate and exclude all belligerent warships from) North and South American waters". They urge that a scries of diplomatic conferences bo held, at which negotiations may bo opened with the belligerents to arrange a modus operand!. The republics state that trade is paralysed between North and South America, and they are anxious to restore it- as soon as possible. Argentina, Chile, Peru, and Uruguay have aheadv made proposals to tho United States, asking for co-operation. The Colombian Minister has publicly announced that Colombia has maintained the strictest neutrality since tho war broke out. If Britain and Franco could show evidence of any infringement tho Colombian Government would immediately •punish tho persons involved. The wireless station complained about- was under strict supervision. Mr Betancourt admitted that it was possible that tho Germans had erected another secret station, but the fruitless efforts of the United States to find such upon the Pacific coast, when they knew of their existence, showed the difficulty of dealing with them.
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SOUTH AMERICA., Evening Star, Issue 15662, 28 November 1914
SOUTH AMERICA. Evening Star, Issue 15662, 28 November 1914
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