We Are All Americans Reagan offers aid and arms to struggling Southern neighbors

Reagan offers aid and arms to struggling Southern neighbors

On one level, it was a generous and good-neighborly offer to promote prosperity among the almost two dozen diverse countries of the Caribbean Basin. On a more strategic plane, it was designed as a political instrument to deter domestic turmoil in a region ripe for left-wing revolutions. And on its most basic level, Ronald Reagan's Caribbean Basin Initiative, announced amid much fanfare to the Organization of American States last week, is the logical outgrowth of an agonizing yearlong struggle to support the beleaguered current...

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