THE AMERICAS: Foundation Stone

The words intervention and non-intervention clashed last week like bayonets across the conference rooms of the American foreign ministers' meeting in Santiago, Chile. The U.S. ardently defended non-intervention — against the wishful opinion of many Latin American citizens who have designs on their particular enemies. But a potent majority of the 21 ministers stuck to the proposition that intervention, no matter what the motives for it, is loaded with perils. By week's end a strong reaffirmation of the principles of nonintervention was the conference's main achievement.

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