3. Editorial Note

In connection with preparation of the second progress report on NSC 5432/1, infra, the Working Group on Latin America prepared and concurred in a paper entitled “Detailed Development of Major Actions Relating to NSC 5432/1, United States Objectives and Courses of Action With Respect to Latin America,” covering December 1, 1954–July 14, 1955. This paper, dated July 20, was a compilation of reports received by the Working Group from the Departments of Defense, State, and the Treasury, the International Cooperation Administration, and the United States Information Agency, all of which were represented on the Working Group. No formal action on the paper was taken by the Board Assistants or the Operations Coordinating Board. The paper was distributed on an informal basis to OCB member agencies, the National Security Council staff, and other agencies, for background purposes and to [Page 6] provide assistance in the briefing of principals who acted on the progress report. (Department of State, OCB Files: Lot 62 D 430, Latin America—1955)