The Americas: Troubled Alliance

At his desk one morning recently, Teodoro Moscoso, the Puerto Rican development expert who now bosses the U.S. end of the Alliance for Progress, penned a bluntly worded memorandum to his staff. "On Aug. 17," said Moscoso, "we mark the first anniversary of the Alliance. We 'mark' it. We do not celebrate it. There will be time enough to celebrate when we have achieved a working alliance and an extensive progress. As yet I am not satisfied that we have either."

Moscoso's candid memo amounted to official recognition of a disturbing fact....

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