French President De Gaulle has begun the second phase of his current Latin American trip -- a four-day tour of French territories in the Caribbean.
Cactus pan to pyramid
De Gaulle's car arrives at pyramids
Charles De Gaulle
Girl on pyramid
Pan of pyramids
Man climbing pyramid
De Gaulle and Mme De Gaulle
Entire group leave pyramids
De Gaulle into car
Shot of Guadaloupe preparations
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Background: French President De Gaulle has begun the second phase of his current Latin American trip -- a four-day tour of French territories in the Caribbean.
General De Gaulle arrived Thursday (19 March) at Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadaloupe to find the community decked out in French tricolors to mark his visit.
Workmen were busy until the last minute sprucing up the Victory Plaza where the French President was to speak. A good deal of attention was given the statue memorializing French war dead which stands in the plaza.
Earlier in the day, General De Gaulle wound up his visit to Mexico with a trip to the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon at Teotihuacan, near Mexico City. An entire pre-Aztec city is being unearthed ln the area at the foot of the two massive pyramids. Observers said the French President appeared more interested in Teotihuacan than in any other inspection he made during his four days in Mexico.
The visit was regarded by the general's aides as a highly successful occasion that will set the pattern for his longer tour of South America this fall.
The Mexicans were reportedly pleased over the amount of publicity their country received as a result of the visit. Some 400 foreign reporters covered the visit, compared to 200 who covered President Kennedy's visit in 1962.