• Short Summary

    As part of his country's ambitious trade expansion programme, Mexican President Luis Echeverria officially opened a new port in Puerto Madero, near the Mexican-Guatemala border, on Sunday (1 June).

  • Description

    1.
    AV OVER Mexican/Guatemala border, river (2 shots)
    0.22

    2.
    GV INTERIOR Presidents Echeverria (right) and Laugerud (left) signing agreement (3 shots)
    0.37

    3.
    AV OVER Puerto Madero
    0.45

    4.
    SV ZOOM OUT TO GV People boarding liner bedecked with flags (2 shots)
    0.56

    5.
    SV President Echeverria boarding gunboat
    1.01

    6.
    SV Armament aboard gunboat (2 shots)
    1.07

    7.
    SV President Echeverria hands flag to officer aboard gunboat
    1.15

    8.
    GV Naval craft moored in harbour as bugles play
    1.20

    9.
    GV Shrimp boat in harbour
    1.25

    10.
    SV President ??? boards shrimp boat
    1.33

    11.
    CU Banner PAN DOWN TO Local band playing on quay-side
    1.39

    12.
    SV President Echeverria hoisting flag aboard shrimp boat
    1.44

    13.
    GV PAN FROM Gun-boat TO Shrimp boat
    1.50



    Initials CL/2320 CL/2343



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: As part of his country's ambitious trade expansion programme, Mexican President Luis Echeverria officially opened a new port in Puerto Madero, near the Mexican-Guatemala border, on Sunday (1 June).

    Puerto to Madero is the 17th port established in recent years by the Mexican Government in its shipping trade-link build up.

    For many years Mexico has had to rely on land transport to the United States and other countries' ships to export its products.

    Now, the country has considerably expanded trade with Europe, Asia and Canada, and the Government is intent on providing the facilities to match.

    Puerto Madero was a small fishing village, but is now one of the largest commercial ports in Mexico. It will also serve as a base for the new British-built Mexican Navy patrol boats that will cruise territorial waters and protect fishing grounds.

    Puerto Madero is also the closest port to the new Guatemala oilfields.

    Because of this, Guatemalan President General Kjell Laugerud was also present at the inauguration, and signed an agreement with President Echeverria allowing guatemala certain shipping rights in exchange for meeting part of the port's upkeep.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3Y8W6FE8AEFH5UCRXCGB09M5Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA3Y8W6FE8AEFH5UCRXCGB09M5Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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