THE AMERICAS: Arabian Nights in B.A.

The "Committee of 21"—delegates from the U.S. and its 20 neighbor republics of the hemisphere—met in Buenos Aires last week to talk once again of Latin American economic development. To the U.S., the Latin American spokesmen said in effect: The gulf between your standard of living and ours is so broad that it threatens liberty and democracy in our countries. The U.S. reply: We deplore the gap, and last year sent $736 million in aid to close it. But you must help by showing some of the initiative that enabled our 13 original colonies to build from poverty to...

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