The Hemisphere: After the Vote

High point of the Tenth Inter-American Conference at Caracas was unquestionably the battle over the U.S. resolution for joint action to stop Communist infiltration in the hemisphere. Even after the U.S. had carried the day, and Secretary John Foster Dulles had returned to Washington, the conference kept on talking about it. One morning last week delegates rose one after another to offer "explanations" of their votes. Several sounded almost as though they were feeling pangs of conscience for having supported the resolution.

Said Uruguay's Justino de Arechaga: "We voted for the resolution, but without joy." Delegates from Argentina and Mexico, who abstained,...

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