The Alianza: Only A Beginning

Recognizing that fulfillment of our goals will require the continuation of the Alliance for Progress beyond 1971, I wish to inform the conference that the United States will be prepared to extend mutual commitments beyond the time period foreseen in the charter of Punta del Este.

If Latin Americans had any lingering doubts about U.S. sincerity in the Alianza, President Johnson last week laid their fears to rest. In a message read by Secretary of State Dean Rusk at the OAS foreign ministers' meeting in Rio, Johnson said that the original ten-year, $20 billion program for social and economic progress is...