Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files
This folder contains telegrams from Department of State officials, including United States Ambassador to Brazil Lincoln Gordon, regarding a proposed trip to Brazil by President John F. Kennedy and the subsequent postponement due to political unrest in the country. Topics include suggested itineraries, including stops in the cities of São Paulo, Recife, Natal, and Brasilia; meetings between President Kennedy and President of Brazil João Goulart; and potential security issues. Also included in this folder is a draft statement announcing the postponement and a memorandum to President Kennedy from White House Press Secretary Pierre Salinger regarding Salinger’s trip to Brazil and meeting with President Goulart.