Summing Up

After eight months in office, Secretary of State Dean Acheson this week made his first comprehensive statement on U.S. policy toward Latin America. To the 700 members and guests of the Pan American Society who heard his speech at Manhattan's Hotel Roosevelt, it seemed more a reiteration of long-established principles than a blueprint for a new day.

Speaking before the Pan American Society, Acheson restated the State Department's firm opposition to filibustering expeditions like those of the Caribbean Legion against Dominican Dictator Rafael Trujillo. Such plots, he noted, "have in themselves been inconsistent with our common commitments not to intervene...

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