The Hemisphere: On with the Task

For a few hours last week, as the Cuban crisis blotted out everything else, all work came to a standstill at the long-awaited Mexico City meeting of hemisphere finance ministers on the state of the Alliance for Progress. The session was less than two days old when President Kennedy sent an emergency message summoning home U.S. Treasury Secretary C. Douglas Dillon. Before he left, Dillon did put the Latins at ease on one point. The U.S., he said, was prepared to replenish the coffers of the Inter-American Development Bank, would also provide $1...

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