• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT KENNEDY WAS GIVEN A SPECTACULAR RECEPTION BY THOUSANDS OF COSTA RICANS WHEN HE ARRIVED IN THEIR CAPITAL SAN JOSE, YESTERDAY (MONDAY) FOR TALKS WITH CENTRAL AMERICAN HEADS OF STATE - THE FIRST SUCH MEETING EVER HELD.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT KENNEDY WAS GIVEN A SPECTACULAR RECEPTION BY THOUSANDS OF COSTA RICANS WHEN HE ARRIVED IN THEIR CAPITAL SAN JOSE, YESTERDAY (MONDAY) FOR TALKS WITH CENTRAL AMERICAN HEADS OF STATE - THE FIRST SUCH MEETING EVER HELD. MAIN TOPICS ARE THE ECONOMIC INTEGRATION OF THE AREA, ALREADY DEVELOPING ITS OWN COMMON MARKET, AND THE UNITED STATES' "ALLIANCE FOR PROGRESS" PROGRAMME.

    ALTHOUGH EMPHASIS HAS BEEN ON ECONOMIC AFFAIRS, ATTENTION HAS ALSO BEEN GIVEN TO CUBAN POLITICAL ACTIVITIES. PRESIDENT KENNEDY, ACCOMPANIED BY HIS SECRETARY OF STATE, MR. RUSK, AND SIX MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, FLEW WELL CLEAR OF CUBA ON HIS WAY FROM WASHINGTON, THOUGH A DIRECT-LINE FLIGHT WOULD HAVE TAKEN HIM STRAIGHT ABOVE THE ISLAND.

    THE THREE-DAY CONFERENCE WILL END ON WEDNESDAY WHEN PRESIDENT KENNEDY WILL HOLD INDIVIDUAL ???TINGS WITH THE PRESIDENTS OF GUATEMALA, EL SALVADOR ???MA, HONDURAS, COSTA RICA, AND NICARAGUA. ON ARRIVING IN SAN JOSE, MR. KENNEDY DROPPED MOST OF HIS PREPARED SPEECH AND SAID:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2SX6E84HLX00O0FHKPEF669FE
    Media URN:
    VLVA2SX6E84HLX00O0FHKPEF669FE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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