• Short Summary

    THE SOUTH AMERICAN COUNTRIES OF VENEZUELA AND COLOMBIA ARE PREPARING TO WELCOME PRESIDENT KENNEDY OF AMERICA AND MRS.

  • Description

    THE SOUTH AMERICAN COUNTRIES OF VENEZUELA AND COLOMBIA ARE PREPARING TO WELCOME PRESIDENT KENNEDY OF AMERICA AND MRS. KENNEDY ON DECEMBER 16TH AND 17TH. THE WHITE HOUSE SAID THE PURPOSE OF THE VISIT WAS "TO DRAMATISE AND SPOTLIGHT THE CO-OPERATIVE EFFORT BEING MADE BY THE UNITED STATES AND THE REPUBLICS OF SOUTH AMERICA TO ACCELERATE THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE". HOWEVER, IN CARACAS, THE CAPITAL OF VENEZUELA THERE ARE SIGNS THAT THE WELCOME WILL NOT BE ENTIRELY FRIENDLY.

    CARACAS - A CITY OF CONTRAST WITH FINE MONUMENTS AND MODERN BUILDINGS DOMINATED BY THE STATUE OF VENEZUELAN HERO, SIMON BOLIVAR - HAS AN UGLY SHANTY TOWN, AND IT IS FROM HERE THAT DEMONSTRATORS HAVE COME TO SCRAWL ANTI-KENNEDY SLOGANS ACROSS WALLS AND FENCES. ALSO ATTACKED IS VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT ROMULO BETANCOURT. ONE MAN DOES RECEIVE PRAISE - FIDEL CASTRO OF CUBA.

    SPORADIC OUTBURSTS OF VIOLENCE HAVE OCCURRED SINCE PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S VISIT WAS ANNOUNCED, AND SOME LOCAL NEWSPAPERS HAVE EXPRESSED FEARS THAT MR. KENNEDY WILL REVEIVE SIMILAR TREATMENT TO THAT METED OUT TO MR. RICHARD NIXON WHO VISITED CARACAS DURING HIS TERM AS VICE PRESIDENT. HE WAS SPAT UPON AND JEERED AT BY LARGE NUMBERS OF VENEZUELANS.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEGKIRXI2KRLPTZE2PMF6WLWLS
    Media URN:
    VLVAEGKIRXI2KRLPTZE2PMF6WLWLS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment