Latin America, the Eleventh Hour

Latin America, the Eleventh Hour

Latin America, the Eleventh Hour

Latin America, the Eleventh Hour

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PEOPLE CONSTITUTE THE WARNING, THE challenge and the hope of Latin America. Hungry children growing faster than anywhere else in the world form the most dynamic element in an explosive situation. They sound the death knell of an order that has outlived its usefulness. They proclaim the urgency of, while providing an essential factor for, the efficient exploitation of the region's natural resources.

By Latin America, I mean the entire continent south of the United States. Its land area is approximately two and one half times that of the United States. It had 23 million people in 1810, 63 million in 1900, 166 million in 1950. It caught up with the United States and Canada combined in 1955, when each had about 183 millions. With its more rapid rate of increase (2.5 per . . .

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