dwight eisenhower

dwight eisenhower

Eisenhower in Chile 1960

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President Eisenhower - continuing his 13-day, 15,500 mile good-will tour of South America - received a rousing welcome as he arrived in Santiago, Chile, Feb 29, and drove in a motorcade to the American Embassy along a cheer-packed five mile route lined with an estimated million of the population. No time was lost before the visitor commenced a two hour discussion with President Alessandri of Chile. In the evening President Eisenhower was the guest of President Alessandri for dinner in his palace, 'Le Moneda.' During a speech in Santiago, Mar 1, the President said he had heard it repeated that the United States supported dictators, and he vehemently declared: "This is ridiculous, we repudiate dictatorship in any form, right or left." President Eisenhower went on to say that serious misunderstanding of the United States unfortunately existed in all the Latin American Republics. President Eisenhower was due to leave Santiago, Mar 1, for his visit to Uruguay, where carnival-minded Uruguayans have been ordered by their government to cease their festivities during the President's stay. EPS 24 For Licensing: Global ImageWorks, LLC., 65 Beacon Street Haworth, New Jersey 07641 info@globalimageworks.com telephone: 201-384-7715 fax: 201-501-8971