Latin America: Democracy's Bull

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Last week the U.S. Senate turned loose a bull in the Latin American china shop. He was Spruille Braden, now confirmed as Assistant Secretary of State for Latin American Affairs, a big, jolly, working democrat whose object was to smash the Western Hemisphere's dictatorial bric-a-brac.

Never before had the U.S. had such a man in charge of its Hemisphere relations. Seldom had it had such a man in any major diplomatic office. And never had the prideful, sensitive, yearning Latins had to deal on a Hemispheric scale with such a North American....