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    PRESIDENT KENNEDY AND SIX CONGRESSMEN, INCLUDING SECRETARY OF STATE DEAN RUSK, FLY TO SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA, TOMORROW (MONDAY FOR A THREE-DAY CONFERENCE OF CENTRAL AMERICAN PRESIDENTS.

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    PRESIDENT KENNEDY AND SIX CONGRESSMEN, INCLUDING SECRETARY OF STATE DEAN RUSK, FLY TO SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA, TOMORROW (MONDAY FOR A THREE-DAY CONFERENCE OF CENTRAL AMERICAN PRESIDENTS.

    THE CONFERENCE WILL CONSIDER POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC PROBLEMS IN CENTRAL AMERICA.PRESIDENT KENNEDY IS EXPECTED TO WORK FOR POLICY AGREEMENT ON STEPS TO DEAL WITH CUBA.THE CENTRAL AMERICAN COUNTRIES ARE IMPORTANT BECAUSE OF THEIR GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION AS A BRIDGE BETWEEN NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA.AS MOSTLY UNDEVELOPED NATIONS, THEY ARE A TARGET FOR COMMUNISM, ESPECIALLY FROM VOLUBLE RADIO HAVANA.

    THE SIX CENTRAL AMERICAN PRESIDENTS ATTENDING ARE: SENOR FRANCISCO J.ORLICH (COSTA RICA); SENOR JULIO RIVERA (EL SALVADOR); GENERAL MIGUEL FUENTES (GUATEMALA); DR.RAMON MORALES (HONDURAS); SENOR LUIS DEBAYLE (NICARAGUA); AND MR.ROBERT CHIARP (PANAMA).THE PRESIDENT-ELECT OF NICARAGUA, DR.RENE GUTIERREZ, WILL ALSO TAKE PART.

    FILM IS A BACKGROUND TO COSTA RICA.IT IS CONSIDERED A DEMOCRATIC NATION.SAN JOSE, THE CAPITAL, HAS 250,000 PEOPLE.MOST OF THE RESIDENTS ARE MIDDLE-CLASS, BUT THERE ARE EXTREMES: MANSIONS AND SLUMS.PRESIDENT ORLICH IS HEIR TO 15 YEARS OF ORDERLY ELECTIONS.THE GOVERNMENT CLAIMS AN 85 PER CENT LITERACY RATE, DOUBLE THAT OF MOST CENTRAL AMERICAN NATIONS.DESPITE THIS, COSTA RICA HAS 26 US.S.PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS AND HAS ASKED FOR MORE.THERE ARE 1700 MILITIAMEN, BUT NO STANDING ARMY.COFFEE IS THE MAIN CROP AND THE BIGGEST EXPORT.ITS AIR FORCE CONSISTS OF ONE LIGHT AIRCRAFT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADM7OCFG4QOQIZM6LS5L7PERHF
    Media URN:
    VLVADM7OCFG4QOQIZM6LS5L7PERHF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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