View of the Venezuelan freighter 'Ansoategui' sailing to Brazil. Ship is hijacked by pro- Castro Communists in an attempt to embarrass President Romulo Betancourt on the eve of his visits to United States of America.
Brazil enters World War II against Germany. Map of Brazil shown. Crowds gather on the streets of Rio de Janeiro as war is declared. German embassy is closed for safety of Brazil. Stores and shops are closed in Axis countries. Axis ships are confiscated at sea. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and President of Brazil Getúlio Dornelles Vargas meet and sign documents of alliance between two nations. Lend-lease military equipment is unloaded from ships. U.S. and Brazilian pilots meet. U.S. pilots give training to Brazilian pilots. Planes take off. Brazilian pilots fly trainer planes to Brazil from the U.S. Flags of Brazil at mast. Brazilian airplanes take off for patrolling the coast. Brazilian ships depart from Brazilian shipyard. Brazilian President Getúlio Vargas promises to defend the coast of Brazil. Ships underway at sea. U.S. sailors stand at attention aboard a ship at a Brazilian port. Workers work in an ordnance factory. Brazilian armed forces and U.S. troops march parade. Military equipment pass on road.
Kittens at a zoo in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Two kittens of a leopard family play in a cage in the zoo. Kittens with their mother in the cage. The father leopard looks on after the parents were separated.
Finalists from different countries parade at 'Miss Universe' contest in Miami Beach. Miss Brazil Leda Vargas takes title from 15 finalists and she is crowned. Close view of Leda Vargas. Runners-up standing with Leda Vargas.
Players of Latin America win U.S. National Singles Championship of tennis in Forest Hills, New York.
Rafael Herrera Osuna of Mexico plays tennis match with his opponent, Frank Froehling. Rafael Herrera Osuna wins the U.S. National Men's Singles Championship. Spectators watch the match. Maria Ester Audion Bueno, of Brazil, receives standing ovation of audience. Maria Bueno plays and wins the U.S. National Women's Singles Championship from Margaret Court. Rafael Osuna and Maria Bueno hold trophies and smile.
Reporters Len 0' Connor and Art Barriault interview the First Director of Peace Corps, Robert Sargent Shriver. On being asked whether the Peace Corps run into opposition with the government he clarifies that Peace Corps go to countries where the government invites them. Shriver reveals that the demand for Peace Corp volunteers has been on an increase. He also talks about the Peace Corps in Brazil, Dominican Republic, Chile, Venezuela and other American Republics. He states how the Peace Corps volunteers in Columbia lived in a simple manner but they still managed to keep their morale high.