DIPLOMACY: Dr. Kissinger's Pills for Latin America

Henry Kissinger has never paid very much attention to Latin America, at least not enough to please Latin leaders. Indeed, since the U.S. Secretary of State proclaimed a "new dialogue" in 1973, he has canceled three announced trips to the southern half of the hemisphere. Last week Kissinger finally got the new dialogue going with visits to Venezuela, Peru and Brazil. This week, to wind up his tour, he will stop in Colombia, Costa Rica and Guatemala.

Parity and Dignity. Kissinger's main objective was to persuade Latin Americans that the U.S. really does care, but not everyone was convinced. In...

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