Letters, Mar. 23, 1959

Trouble in Bolivia


The reaction to your story on Bolivia [March 2] was more violent but otherwise in line with the response to similar factual descriptions of the Bolivian situation. A year ago Senator Theodore Green and I were bitterly attacked in La Paz for a speech in the Senate and for an article, respectively. I served as fiscal adviser to the Bolivian government on a special U.S. mission in 1956-57. I returned with the conviction that a continuation of U.S. aid policies would lead to further economic and social deterioration and disaster....

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