THE AMERICAS: Priority Begins at Home

"Something extraordinary has happened," said Brazil's Foreign Minister Negráo de Lima. "We must acknowledge that we are entering a new era in which Pan Americanism will have new vigor and new dynamism, allowing us to use all our common efforts for the common good." For two days in Washington, the foreign ministers of all 21 republics met in informal conference to use common efforts for common goals. Out of the meeting came the nucleus of a solid program for development in Latin America. Out of it also came the warmest inter-American feelings in years.

The conference was the result of...

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