LATIN AMERICA: Spreading the Carter Gospel

From Jimmy, with abrazos

Not since John F. Kennedy launched the Alliance for Progress in 1961 had Latin Americans seen anything quite like the attention they were getting from Washington last week. Even as representatives of the U.S. and Panama were striking an agreement for a new Canal treaty (see THE NATION), the Carter Administration was busy trying to patch up frayed relations and win new friends elsewhere south of the border.

Five high-level emissaries were out spreading the gospel of good will. United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young toured seven island countries in...

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