• Short Summary

    VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT ROMULO BETANCOURT ARRIVED AT WASHINGTON TUESDAY (19 FEBRUARY). HE WAS WARMLY RECEIVED BY?

  • Description

    VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT ROMULO BETANCOURT ARRIVED AT WASHINGTON TUESDAY (19 FEBRUARY). HE WAS WARMLY RECEIVED BY PRESIDENT AND MRS KENNEDY AT THE WHITE HOUSE.

    THE KENNEDYS GREETED BETANCOURT AND HIS WIFE UNDER THE NORTH PORTICO OF THE WHITE HOUSE. RAIN AND SNOW CAUSED CANCELLATION OF A WHITE HOUSE LAWN CEREMONY AND A PARADE THROUGH THE NATION'S CAPITAL... THE LATTER AN UNUSUAL HONOUR FOR FOREIGN DIGNITARIES.

    PRESIDENT KENNEDY CHOSE WORDS OF EXTRAORDINARY PRAISE, FAR BEYOND THE NORMAL FORMALITIES OF WELCOME, IN GREETING THE LATIN AMERICAN HEAD OF STATE. "YOU REPRESENT ALL WE ADMIRE IN A POLITICAL LEADER," SAID KENNEDY. "YOUR COMPANIONSHIP WITH OTHER LIBERAL AND PROGRESSIVE LEADERS ALSO MAKES YOU A SYMBOL NOT ONLY FOR YOUR COUNTRY BUT FOR OURS AND OTHERS IN THE HEMISPHERE."
    KENNEDY'S PURPOSE WAS TO UNDERSCORE UNITED STATES' STRONG SUPPORT FOR BETANCOURT AND HIS GOVERNMENT... WHICH HAVE BEEN UNDER INCREASING LEFT-WING ASSAULT BOTH AT HOME AND ON THE HIGH SEAS. LAST WEEK, PRO-CASTRO EXTREMISTS SEIZED A VENEZUELAN FREIGHTER IN AN EFFORT TO EMBARRASS BETANCOURT AND PERHAPS FORCE POSTPONEMENT OF HIS VISIT TO THE UNITED STATES. THE VESSEL WAS SAILING SOUTH ALONG THE BRAZILIAN COAST ON TUESDAY. THE GOVERNMENT OF BRAZIL HAS OFFERED THE PIRATES ASYLUM.

    BETANCOURT WILL SPEND TWO DAYS IN WASHINGTON BEFORE FLYING TO NEW YORK ON THURSDAY (21 FEBRUARY). HE PLANS TO RETURN TO VENEZUELA VIA MEXICO CITY AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AT THE END OF THE WEEK

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    Film ID:
    VLVACDRRRIVU7JXYA3QROLEQ5EBM0
    Media URN:
    VLVACDRRRIVU7JXYA3QROLEQ5EBM0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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