The Americas: At Punta del Este

Glowing with radiant orange anticollision paint, a U.S. Air Force 707 jet lifted away from Andrews Air Force Base one morning last week and set course for South America. On board was Secretary of the Treasury C. Douglas Dillon and his 35-man delegation to the vital Alliance for Progress conference at Punta del Este, Uruguay. The delegates carried a rough outline of the shape of the Alliance and a ringing challenge from President Kennedy: "The hopes of millions of people throughout the Americas rest to a very large extent on the success...

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