The Americas: The Democratic Left

A dedicated battler for democracy in Latin America all his life. Puerto Rico's Governor Luis Munoz Marin traveled from San Juan to Chicago last week to call attention to a shortcoming of the Alliance for Progress at an A.F.L.-C.I.O. national conference. "What deeply troubles me," said Munoz. "is the seeming lack of emotional commitment in Latin America toward this great and historical venture. The economic body is being gradually nourished, but the heart is not."

In Muñoz Marin's view, there is only one group in Latin America that can make the Alliance work. "That group," he said, "is...

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