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Argentine-Brazilian Rivalry Re-emerges; U.S. Overtures to Argentina Questioned

LADB Article ID: 55087
Category/Department: Region
Date: 1997-08-29
By: LADB Staff

A US plan to confer a special military status on Argentina, along with the lifting of a ban on advanced-weapons sales in the region, stirred old rivalries in South America, especially between Argentina and Chile. In addition, Brazil's bid to occupy a Latin American seat on the UN Security Council touched off friction between that nation and Argentina.

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