The Alianza: Going the Wrong Way

The Alliance for Progress gathered in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and discovered that there was little progress, and not much alliance. In his so-called welcoming speech, Joao Goulart, demagogic President of the host nation, mentioned the Alianza only once and the U.S. not at all, pointedly denounced what he called "palliatives or false, superficial concessions" by the "industrialized, capital-exporting countries."

Speaking for the U.S. two days later, Chief Delegate W. Averell Harriman had some sharp comments of his own. The U.S. was providing $1 billion a year in Alliance aid. But inside Latin America there have been "delays in establishing effective...

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