What he said versus what they did

This is relevant to the IB History 20th century topic 5: Cold War and the HL: Americas, Topic 10: Cold War and the Americas, 1945-1981.     In August 1961, US President John F. Kennedy introduced the ambitious Alliance for Progress program, a ten year plan to help promote economic development and social advancement in Latin America.  The reasons for this were simple: to contain communism and promote democracy (aka nation-building). After Kennedy's assassination in November 1953, new Preisdent Lydon B. Johnson addressed  tththe representatives of the countries that subscribed to the Alliance ...