The Americas: Alianza Si', Progreso No

It was just a year ago at a White House reception for Latin American diplomats that President Kennedy announced his Alianza para el Progreso. It was to be a vast, cooperative drive to lift Latin America's 200 million people out of misery—and out of the clutches of Castro and Communism. Under the Alliance, U.S. aid to Latin America in all its forms—grants, loans, Food for Peace—would be channeled through one Alianza clearinghouse, and would be matched by Latin American reform and selfhelp. This week, on its first anniversary, Kennedy's Alliance for Progress...

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