• Short Summary

    TWO MILLION CHEERING PEOPLE GAVE PRESIDENT JOHNSON AND HIS WIFE A TUMULTUOUS WELCOME WHEN THEY ARRIVE IN MEXICO CITY ON THURSDAY A THE BEGINNING OF A 22-HOUR INFORMAL VISIT TO MEXICO.

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    TWO MILLION CHEERING PEOPLE GAVE PRESIDENT JOHNSON AND HIS WIFE A TUMULTUOUS WELCOME WHEN THEY ARRIVE IN MEXICO CITY ON THURSDAY A THE BEGINNING OF A 22-HOUR INFORMAL VISIT TO MEXICO. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT PRESIDENT JOHNSON HAD STEPPED ONTO FOREIGN SOIL SINCE HE TOOK OFFICE IN NOVEMBER, 1963. AT THE AIRPORT, PRESIDENT JOHNSON AND HIS PARTY - WHICH INCLUDES SECRETARY OF STATE, MR DEAN RUSK - WERE GREETED BY PRESIDENT GUSTAVO DIAS ORDAZ OF MEXICO.

    AS HE LEFT THE AIRPORT, PRESIDENT JOHNSON WAS SHOWERED WITH CONFETTI AND FLOWERS. IN AN OPEN CAR HE DROVE THROUGH THE CITY - THROUGH STREETS CROWDED WITH PEOPLE STANDING MANY DEEP IN PLACES.

    THE MAIN EVENT ON PRESIDENT JOHNSON'S BRIEF VISIT CAME ON FRIDAY WHEN HE UNVEILED A STATUE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN - A GIFT FROM THE UNITED STATES OF THE MEXICAN PEOPLE. THE OCCASION WAS ONE ON WHICH PRESIDENT JOHNSON GAVE A MAJOR SPEECH. HE SAID HE SUPPORTED A PROPOSED MEETING BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND LATIN AMERICA PRESIDENTS, AND DECLARED HE WOULD SEEK TO GIVE THE ALLIANCE FOR PROGRESS PROGRAMME INCREASED MOMENTUM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8VAZA2JON4MOL0Z8SNB45EE0I
    Media URN:
    VLVA8VAZA2JON4MOL0Z8SNB45EE0I
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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