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Political Science


The Alliance for Progress appears to falter within its own objectives. As such this is not unique to this aid program; other programs have encountered difficulties in their operation. However, the extent of the Alliance's failure to meet its stated goals raises the question of the efficacy of the program itself and, what is more significant, of the intent of the Alliance as a program of aid and as a tool for reform. In fact, the operational or mechanical difficulties per se are not surprising considering the obstacles Involved. Traditionally divergent economic and political patterns and social attitudes, here in the United States and south of the "border," make it understandable that difficulties should be encountered in the implementation of the program. But technical problems can be solved, given the required willingness on both sides and the subsequent development of appropriate approaches and plans.

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Honors Thesis-Open Access