The Americas: Kennedy's Policy

Out of Washington last week emerged the pattern of the Kennedy Administration's approach to Latin American policy. Back to his old hemisphere bailiwick with the broadest grant of powers to handle Latin American affairs ever given any U.S. official went Adolf A. Berle, 66, Assistant Secretary of State from 1938 to 1944.

Berle, said President Kennedy, will head an interdepartmental task force to coordinate "all policies and programs of concern to the Americas." The Kennedy move was an organizational double play. On tackling the administrative aspect of its Latin American headache, the new Administration saw two main...

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