The new, vigorous U.S.-Latin American policy forged by Assistant Secretary of State Spruille Braden was spelled out by one of his appointees last week.
Addressing Philadelphia's Pan American Association, Ellis Briggs, director of the State Department's Office of American Republic Affairs, said that:
¶ The U.S. still hopes to solve all Latin American problems through "collective action."
¶ The U.S. proposes "to strengthen the Inter-American system."
¶ The U.S. still upholds the hemispherically-tested doctrine of nonintervention. If But the U.S., when and wherever it chooses, will speak out against dictatorship and oppression....