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Robert Kennedy and His Times - Study Guide Chapters 30-33: The Foreign Policy Breach: Latin America; Vietnam Legacy; The Breach Widens: Vietnam; The Breach Widens: South Africa, New York Summary & Analysis

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One of Kennedy's disappointments during the early Johnson Presidency was the change in the purpose of the Alliance for Progress. Rather than using it to foster internal change, it was used more to favor U.S. corporations doing business in Latin America. Kennedy traveled to South America in the fall of 1965, in an attempt to encourage democratic young people to press for change and to encourage oligarchical leaders to make reforms, in order to prevent violent revolutions and uprisings. Back home, he pressed for better policies toward Latin American, decrying the practice of withholding aid unless U.S. businesses were given certain advantages and pushing...

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