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;TAT Declassified in Part- Sanitized Copy Approved for Release @50-Yr 2013/12/30: CIA-RDP73-00475R000100400010-2 NEW YORK TIMES MAY 5194 2 elated state" in relation to the' United States. It is believed that Mr. Mos- coso will submit his resignation before the Alliance committee ;holds its second meeting, sched- uled for July 10 in Mexico City. MOSCOSO RESIGNS 1 , frindi itncgd States, t eesr, a leading in tich thel HIS LATIN-AID JOB year cooperative program inau- gurated by President Kennedy Will Return to Private Life in Puerto Rico ? By TAD S.ZULO; Sp.-. al to The New York Times WASHINGTON, May 4?Teo- doro Moscoso has resigned as United States representative on ? the Inter-American Committee ?for the Alliance for Progress, it became known today. , Mr. Moscoso, who for two i years personified alliance goals, :is returning to private life in ,Puerto Rico. He will also serve, !however, as a member of the 'Puerto Rican-United States commission charged with study- ing the island's status. He cabled his resignation to President Johnson last week from Paris, where he. is on a private visit. Earlier last week the accepted an appointment by IGov. Luis Munoz Marin of Puer- to Rico to the status commis- sion. It is understood that Mr. Mos- coso had felt for some time that he was no longer able to con- tribute adequately to the alli- ance, which he had, helped to set in motion. ?His. departure. is viewed as in 1961, sought to encourage social and political reform in Latin America. ' Under the Johnson Adminis- tration the alliance, in the eyes of Latin Americans, has lost much of the content that had so much appeal. They view it as gradually turning into a stand- ard program of economic assist- ance on a highly selective basis. Mr. Moscoso was the last top- .level member of the Kennedy team for Latin America to re- main in the Johnson Adminis- tration. He had agreed to stay long enough to see the newly created Inter-American Com- mittee, designed to coordinate alliance programs, take shape. His itsignation comes at a time of growing disillusionment in Latin America and among Latin-American officials of the alliance in Washington over present conduct of the program by the United States. ? The consensus in those quar- ters is that the alliance as con- ceived by President Kennedy no longer exists, and that Wash- ington seems to have returned I to its unilateral approach to 'problems of the hemisphere. ' Mr. Muscoso, who' has served as Ambassador to Venezuela, ,was for more than two years ? the United States coordinator for the alliance, and was its tireless advocate. He was shift- ed early this year to be the rep- resentative to the new Inter- American Committee. . ' The move was a part' of 'President Johnson's reorganiza- tion of the Latin-American pol- icy command. Thomas C. Mann was given the posts of Assistant Secretary of State for Inter- American Affairs and United States coordinator of the Alli- ance. ' Mr. Moscoso is vacationing in :Paris and could not be reached ,for comment. It was understood ?that he planned to return to the management of his family's pharmaceutical company in Puerto Rico. Governor Munoz Marin an- nounced in San Juan last night Mr. Moscoso 's appointment as one of the six Puerto Rican members of? the commission. :Under a Congressional resolu- tion it has the task of formu- lating proposals for an improve- ment in the present status of Puerto Rico as a "free asso- The first meetings were held ' here in March when the coin- . m ittee was organized, with Car- los Sans de Santamaria of Co- lombia as its chairman. At that time President Johnson spoke :before the Organization of ;American States, pledging con- ; tinuing United States support for the Alliance. i However, some Latin-Ameri- can and United States officials 1?and some members of Con- gress?consider that the 'atti- tude of. United States has changed markedly. The first inconsistency, these critics say, appeared almost simultaneously with his speech to the Organization of Ameri- can States praising the new multinational character of the Alliance. Mr. Johnson sent his foreign-aid message to Congress singling out Colombia and Chile as two of six countries in the world to which two-thirds of United States development lend- ing would be earmarked in the fiscal year 1965. Alliance officials then ex- pressed the view that if the United States selects two Latin- American countries beforehand for the bulk of aid under the Alliance, the functions of the new committee are made almost academic. I As an example of what Latin- American officials call Wash- ington's attitude in by-passing Alliance machinery, they cited the dispatch of an economic mission to Panama to study Panamanian economic develop- ment needs. This was done immediately _after the resump- tion of diplomatic relations last month. The step was taken, Latin officials said, without any ref- erence to the seven-year Pana- manian economic development plan that the Alliance's Com- mittee of Nine had just re- viewed. But the major Latin-Ameri- can criticism, heard here and apparent in editorial comments in the Latin press, deals With the charge that the Johnson Administration has completely de-emphasized the Alliance and its political character in favor of what the new team calls the "pragmatic approach." This "pragmatism," which in the view of many observers in- cludes a passive United States attitude toward military take- overs in Latin America has come under public criticism by such Congressional leaders ,as Senator Hubert H. Humphrey of Minnesota, the majority whip. rIca-laccifipri in Part - Sanitized Copy Approved for Release @ 50-Yr 2013/12/30: CIA-RDP73-00475R000100400010-2