The Americas: Angry Talk & Negative Action

Not since the Bay of Pigs debacle had the U.S. Senate echoed to such harsh words over the Kennedy Administration's policy in Latin America. Last week still another legally constituted Latin American government fell by the wayside, toppled by military revolt. The victim this time was the small Central American republic of Honduras. It was the second such coup in eight days, the fourth this year, the seventh since President Kennedy took office.* Throughout, the U.S. has seemed powerless either to prevent the coups or even decide on a consistent approach.

Understandable Exasperation. On the Senate floor, Oregon Democrat...

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