White House Photographs
Reception for Latin American Diplomats, Officials, and Members of Congress. President John F. Kennedy (at left) addresses the audience from lectern; the President proposed the Alliance for Progress (Alianza para el Progreso), designed to promote economic cooperation between Latin American countries and the United States. Front row of attendees facing camera, L-R: Berta Alvarado Puerto (directly behind lectern); Ambassador of Honduras, Dr. Céleo Dávila; Claudia Alta “Lady Bird” Johnson; Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson; Ambassador of Nicaragua and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, Dr. Guillermo Sevilla-Sacasa; First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy; Ambassador of Peru, Fernando Berckemeyer; Claribel Berckemeyer; Ambassador of Costa Rica, Manuel G. Escalante; Mrs. Manuel G. Escalante. Photographers, reporters, and other members of the audience unidentified. East Room, White House, Washington, D.C.