Progress of the Alianza

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First Years of Alliance for Progress

Criticism of Program at Conference in Brazil

The alliance for Progress, now a little more than two years old, is suffering sharp growing pains. The late President Kennedy's ambitious 10-year program to bring “homes, work and land, health and schools” to the peoples of Latin America has come under strong criticism from givers and recipients alike. North Americans and Latin Americans are accusing each other of responsibility for the failure as yet to achieve the lofty economic and social aims voiced at the program's birth.

At the second annual review conference on the Alianza para el Progreso, held Oct. 29 to Nov. 16 in Sao Paulo, Brazil,1 delegates expressed dissatisfaction with several aspects of this great undertaking. Latin leaders criticized the ...

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