Commodity Agreements for Latin America

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Commodity Agreements for Latin America

Commidity Question at Coming Uruguay Parley

Means to increase, or at least to stabilize, returns from exports of the primary commodities that are the economic lifeblood of Latin America will occupy a prominent place in deliberations of the Inter-American Economic and Social Council at a special meeting opening August 5 at Punta del Este, Uruguay. President Kennedy, forced to give up earlier plans to attend the meeting, described it on July 19 as “the most important international gathering since the beginning of this administration.” The President said that he hoped and believed that proposals for carrying out his “Alliance for Progress” plan, to be presented to fellow delegates of the American republics by Secretary of the Treasury Douglas Dillon, would “mark ...

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