The Southamerican Tour of U.S. Vicepresident Nixon was scheduled to improve interamerican relations toward the?
Plane on the ground. Nixon is received by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and many high officials of the Provisional Government. People in the airport and the route to the city with posters saying : Go away Nixon,we don't want you here! Troops give honours in the airport. Takes of mob with posters in antinorthamerican demonstration. Mob surround the Nixon car.
(1): In the attached folder with press clippings there's a commentary written by a colleague -(see last page)- with a sound view over this southamerican tour and its results.
(2): All the written posters held by the mob, read: Go away, Nixon! We don't want you here!...
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Background: The Southamerican Tour of U.S. Vicepresident Nixon was scheduled to improve interamerican relations toward the United States. But everything that happened there showed it as a flop. Nevertheless, for South America, for the Latinamerican countries in general was, in a way -remote, but a way-a success because it brought a thorough revision in the USA itself over northamerican behavior, in the economic and diplomatic alike, toward the "Brotherly countries "beyond the Rio Grande". A very healthy shakedown indeed. Is it possible that in the near future U.S. behave better?
No question about that for Nixon this become of profit, because his "voters stocks" for a possible nomination as Republican candidate for the coming presidential elections in his country run higher as over.
Rejectable as it is because endanger diplomatic relations between countries, what happened in Caracas and Peru show that everything it is not O.K.
Communists had plenty of grounds to bring anti U.S. demonstrations with no trouble at all.
This should be a lesson to whom it concerns.
This last stop on his Southamerican Tour (of variable results) brought -almost- a very "bad step" from the U.S.:
An attempt to walk into a foreign country without a declaration of war. Even to protect their Vicepresident, the troops of U.S. Marines can't go to another country violating all codes of international law.