The Americas: Moving for History

Much of the hesitation about employing a strong policy against Castro has been based on the fear of distressing repercussions in Latin America. Yet last week the Organization of American States, meeting in Washington, took little time to make up its mind. A smog of cigarette smoke clouded the wood-paneled room as delegates from 20 OAS nations heard the choice: approval or disapproval of the unilateral U.S. action on Cuba, and yes or no to a U.S. resolution calling for a united hemisphere stand to eliminate the threat of Communist offensive arms in Cuba.

As Latin Americans rose to speak...

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