Foreign Relations: New Warning to the Latins

The Administration had not asked for the resolution, and it seemed downright embarrassed when the House passed it last week by the overwhelming margin of 312 to 52 votes. The resolution established no new policy, offered no new recommendations, gave the President no new powers, had no binding force. Yet it was significant because it publicly stated what has become a hard fact of life: the U.S. cannot afford any more Communist takeovers among the nations of Latin America. The resolution proclaimed the right of the U.S. or any other American republic...

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