• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT JOAO GOULART OF BRAZIL ARRIVED IN WASHINGTON APRIL 3 ON THE FIRST DAY OF A FIVE-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE UNITED STATES.

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    PRESIDENT JOAO GOULART OF BRAZIL ARRIVED IN WASHINGTON APRIL 3 ON THE FIRST DAY OF A FIVE-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE UNITED STATES. GOULART ARRIVED BY SPECIAL JET FLIGHT AT ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE AND WAS WARMLY GREETED BY PRESIDENT KENNEDY. ALSO AMONG THE WELCOMING PARTY WERE U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE DEAN RUSK AND OTHER HIGH U.S. AND BRAZILIAN OFFICIALS. THE BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT RECEIVED A CEREMONIAL 21-GUN SALUTE OF WELCOME AND, WITH KENNEDY, INSPECTED AN HONOUR GUARD, BEFORE THE TWO LEFT FOR THE WHITE HOUSE.

    LATER, PRESIDENT GOULART RETURNED TO THE WHITE HOUSE FROM BLAIR HOUSE, WHERE HE IS STAYING DURING HIS WASHINGTON VISIT, FOR A LUNCHEON MEETING WITH PRESIDENT KENNEDY. THE TWO PRESIDENTS APPEARED TO BE ON EXTREMELY FRIENDLY TERMS AND GOULART EXPRESSED HIS FEELINGS BY SAYING: "IT IS MY HOPE AND MY CERTAINTY THAT THIS VISIT WILL STRENGTHEN EVEN MORE THE TIES WHICH UNTIE OUR NATION." THERE IS, HOWEVER, A BONE OF CONTENTION BETWEEN THE U.S. AND BRAZIL WHICH WILL PROBABLY BE RAISED DURING GOULART'S VISIT, AND THAT THE EXPROPRIATION OF AMERICAN-OWNED TELEPHONE COMPANIES IN BRAZIL BY STATE AUTHORITIES.

    SOON AFTER PRESIDENT GOULART'S ARRIVAL, IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE UNITED STATES WOULD RELEASE ONE-HUNDRED-AND-TWENTY-NINE MILLION DOLLARS TO BRAZIL UNDER A COMMITMENT MADE LAST YEAR. THE MONEY IS THE REMAINDER OF A TOTAL COMMITMENT OF THREE-HUNDRED-AND-THIRTY-EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS MADE LAST MAY WHEN PRESIDENT QUADROS WAS STILL IN POWER IN BRAZIL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAM7EWQ5QT6BK6Y8J775S0V1PG
    Media URN:
    VLVAM7EWQ5QT6BK6Y8J775S0V1PG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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