Latin America: A Long Way to Go

It was only last April that Latin American heads of state met in the gambling casino at Punta del Este, Uruguay, and agreed to get a Common Market in operation by 1970. By last week, that heady promise seemed to be considerably behind schedule. Assembled at Asuncion, Paraguay, to work out a preliminary plan for cooperation, the foreign ministers of the Latin American Free Trade Association (LAFTA) agreed on little but the magnitude of their differences.

The meeting got off to a fast start as the ministers churned out a steady stream...

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