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President Kennedy Welcomes Ecuador’s President to Washington

July 23, 1962 - President Kennedy welcomed one Latin-American President to Washington today and expressed concern about another, who is imprisoned. Mr. Kennedy greeted President Carlos Julio Arosemena Monroy of Ecuador, who arrived this morning for a two-day state visit. At his news conference today, Mr. Kennedy mentioned the imprisonment of President Manuel Prado y Ugarteche of Peru in explaining why the U.S. had cut off aid to that country. President Prado has been held on a naval vessel since a military junta took control in Peru last Wednesday. The State Department suspended all aid to Peru on Thursday except for minor programs where “humanitarian factors are involved.”

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