The Americas: Two Views South

President Kennedy, eager to prove himself as good a neighbor as Franklin Roosevelt before him, decided to use this week's White House reception for Latin American diplomats as one more place to stress his own favored slogan, "Alliance for Progress." To the President, the hemisphere's alliance must be a two-way street, with U.S. cash and technical assistance matched by Latin American self-help and selfdiscipline. Before him was an emergency request for $20 million to shore up Bolivia's chronically collapsing economy. Kennedy's response was to send a team of economic experts to...

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