Foreign Relations: The Climate of San Jose

Armed with a thick black notebook crammed with facts about Central America, President Kennedy prepared to fly this week to San Jose, the tree-shaded capital city on Costa Rica's central plateau. In the city's massive National Theater building, he was to spend three days in conference with six Central American Presidents, underlining again his expressed belief that Latin America is "the most critical area in the world today."

Costa Rica is a congenial site for such a conference. With only two successful armed uprisings in this century, far below par for Caribbean...

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