The Alianza: Cut When It Hurts

On the first anniversary of the Alliance for Progress last year, Coordinator Teodoro Moscoso fired off a blunt message to his staff. There was, he said, "nothing to celebrate." Last month, when it came time for a second anniversary, Puerto Rico's Moscoso found signs of progress in the ten-year program for social reform and economic development in Latin America. As "brick and mortar" evidence, he noted that U.S. Alliance funds, amounting to $1.5 billion in the past two years, have helped build 140,000 homes, 8,000 classrooms, 1,500 water systems and 900 hospitals...

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