THE AMERICAS: Coming to Grips

Seven days after the end of the Organization of American States meeting in Costa Rica, the U.S. this week goes to a hemispheric Committee of 21 development conference in Colombia. It is' a logical progression from symptom to cause. The symptom is the wide emotional response in Latin America to the nostrums proposed by Fidel Castro; the cause is the growing despair among Latin Americans over their inability to make the big breakthrough out of poverty and backwardness.

These are the conditions that give Fidel Castro and his vision of a Utopia a popular audience all over Latin America: 1%...

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