The Alianza: Guarded Optimism

Long after the Alianza para el Progreso was launched in 1961, many Latin American governments clung to the convenient belief that it was just an other U.S. giveaway project. "It seemed well-meaning," as one top Latino puts it, "but rather Utopian and probably futile." Now, at last, that view seems to have changed. Last week, as diplomats and economists from a score of nations gathered in the Peruvian capi tal of Lima for the third annual full-dress review of the Alianza, there was encouraging evidence that most Latin American nations now accept...

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