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    Press Conference, 25 January 1961
    White House Audio Collection25 January 1961

    Sound recording of the President’s News Conference of January 25, 1961 (News Conference 1). President Kennedy begins the press conference with a statement concerning the scheduling of the Geneva negotiations for a nuclear test ban. He then announces that the United States Government has decided to increase famine relief for the Congo and that the S...

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    Remarks Upon Signing a Bill Appropriating Funds for Inter-American Cooperation and Reconstruction in Chile, 27 May 1961
    White House Audio Collection27 May 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks at the signing of H.R. 6518 (referred to as the Latin American Aid Bill), a bill implementing the Act of Bogotá by appropriating funding for a Pan-American social and economic program within the Alliance for Progress. The bill also allocated funds to support reconstruction efforts in Chile fol...

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    Remarks at the 8th National Conference on International Economic and Social Development, 16 June 1961
    White House Audio Collection16 June 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks at the 8th annual Conference on International Economic and Social Development held at the Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. In his speech the President addresses the new foreign aid program and the need to overturn communist regimes in order to end social and economic injustice.

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    Remarks to the International Economic Development Committee, 10 July 1961
    White House Audio Collection10 July 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks in the White House Rose Garden to the Citizens’ Committee for International Development. In his speech the President thanks the Committee for their support of the new foreign aid program, and discusses how foreign aid initiatives for underdeveloped countries may promote international progress ...

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    Remarks at the Swearing-in Ceremony for Teodoro Moscoso as Assistant Administrator for Latin American AID, 14 November 1961
    White House Audio Collection14 November 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks in the White House Fish Room at the swearing-in ceremony of Teodoro Moscoso as Assistant Administrator of Latin America for the Agency for International Development. In his speech President Kennedy discusses the economic goals of the Alliance for Progress.

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    Remarks in Connection with the United Nations Freedom from Hunger Campaign, 22 November 1961
    White House Audio Collection22 November 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s announcement of a campaign to reduce world hunger implemented by the Freedom from Hunger Foundation.

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    Remarks to the Members of the Commerce Committee for the Alliance for Progress, 9 May 1962
    White House Audio Collection9 May 1962

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks in the White House Rose Garden to members of the Alliance for Progress Commerce Committee. In his speech President Kennedy thanks the committee members for the service, discusses the committee’s task to make efficient use of public and private funds for the initiative’s programs, and explains ...

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    Remarks to a Group of Overseas Mission Directors of the Agency of International Development, 8 June 1962
    White House Audio Collection8 June 1962

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks in the White House Rose Garden to a group of overseas mission directors of the Agency of International Development. In his speech President Kennedy thanks the mission directors for their service, and describes the country’s foreign aid programs as publically unpopular but civically essential.

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    Remarks Upon Signing the Foreign Assistance Act, 1 August 1962
    White House Audio Collection1 August 1962

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks upon the signing of S. 2996 (Foreign Assistance Act of 1962), which modified the country’s military and non-military foreign assistance programs. The recording contains a long pause before the introduction.

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    Remarks Recorded for Television on the Air Program and Trade Bill, 20 September 1962
    White House Audio Collection20 September 1962

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks concerning trade and foreign aid filmed for television use. In his speech President Kennedy proposes a new trade bill as a solution to the challenges of the European Common Market and the advance of communism.

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