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 section at right, L-R: Foreign Minister of Honduras, Dr. Andrés Alvarado Puerto; Berta Alvarado Puerto; 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; Ambassador of Peru, Fernando Berckemeyer; Claribel Berckemeyer; Ambassador of Costa Rica, Manuel G. Escalante; Mrs. Manuel G. Escalante. Also pictured: Congressman Carl Albert (Oklahoma); Under Secretary of State, Chester Bowles. East Room, White House, Washington, D.C.