The Hemisphere: Pilgrimage for Democracy

On a five-nation swing, Shultz sees more realism and hears less rhetoric

The mission was intended, in the words of a top U.S. official, to "promote democracy" in a region more often noted for its absence. For the Reagan Administration, it was also a chance to test diplomatic waters that have been roiled with resentment of assertive but erratic U.S. policies. Yet as the U.S. Air Force 707 carried Secretary of State George Shultz on a nine-day, five-country tour of Latin America and the Caribbean last week, the important thing was that, for...

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