LATIN AMERICA: The Price of Misdeeds

There can be small comfort for Washington in the fact that Bolivia's new military government last week professed its pro-American feelings. Thirty-eight years after Franklin Roosevelt's Good Neighbor policy, 18 years after Dwight Eisenhower's Good Partnership, and a decade after the start of John Kennedy's Alliance for Progress, the best that can be said for U.S. diplomacy is that Washington seems finally to have learned not to interfere in Latin American affairs. Now Washington faces a task that demands far more sophistication—maintaining forbearance, and even extending aid, at a time when the U.S. is paying the inevitable price for its...

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