Going Forward


Most U.S. citizens still look on Latin America as a backward land of revolutions, strong men and cloak & dagger conspirators. In the July Foreign Affairs, a State Department planner who signs himself "Y,"* argues thoughtfully that surface appearances are misleading; beneath their often tempestuous politics, the Latin American nations are going forward toward orderly, democratic government. Writes "Y":

Positive & Negative. "Nowhere today [in Latin America] will you find government exercised as blindly and as brutally as it was by the Emperor Christophe in Haiti. Nowhere will you find such chaos...

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