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Bernot, Rafael A. (fl. 1961) Project for the economical development of Mexico and Latin America

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05723 Author/Creator: Bernot, Rafael A. (fl. 1961) Place Written: Mexico City, Mexico Type: Documents Date: May 1961 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Co-authored with Renan E. Perez Rivero. Published in Mexico City, Mexico in May 1961. President John F. Kennedy signed a note "For Jim," using his personal stationary, which is pasted at the front of the binder. Items contained in green leather binder with "Mexico, Alliance for Progress" stamped at the bottom of the front cover. Includes two color photographs placed in an inside pocket; one of a tickertape parade in Mexico and another of John and Jacqueline Kennedy with unknown Mexican government officials. Bound copy of report created by the Mexican government in response to Kennedy's Alliance for Progress program, which sought to improve government and civil society in Latin America. This proposal focuses on developing sources of agricultural wealth and the abolishment of poverty and ignorance in Latin America. Maps and tables included after the report.

People: Kennedy, John Fitzgerald, 1917-1963.

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Keywords/Subjects: Latin and South America, Global History and Civics, Foreign Affairs, Economics, First Lady, President, Government and Civics, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Photography, Education, Poverty

Sub Era: The Sixties