Herbert Hoover visits Argentina during his tenure as Secretary of Commerce . The secretary, later President Herbert Hoover, walks beside President Hipólito Yrigoyen, surrounded by other officials. A year later, visiting delegates from the Second Pan American Highway Congress are seen walking toward the entrance of the President's home to pay respects to President Irigoyen. Christopher Columbus monuments behind the Casa Rosada (Casa de Gobierno) in Buenos Aires. Scene changes to the Puerto Nuevo port on La Plata River. Electric cranes and lighting equipment at shipyard. Crane transfers goods from docks to waiting ships. Ships docked at harbor. Horses take rest. The "Frigorifico La Negra" refrigerating plant for chilling and freezing meats, and a Wool warehouse.
Ex-boxers reunited in a boxing ring in Buenos Aires, Argentina. People seated around the boxing ring. American boxer Jack "Manassa Mauler" Dempsey and Argentine boxer Luis Angel Firpo standing in the ring. They hug each other. President of Argentina Juan Domingo Peron presents medals to them.
Juan Domingo Peron takes charge as the new President of Argentina in an official ceremony at Buenos Aires in Argentina. Previous President Edelmiro Farrell congratulates him. The First Lady witnesses the ceremony. Peron and other dignitaries walk out of a hall and review a parade of Argentine troopers. A huge crowd waits outside the hall for the new President.
Shot of public square the Plaza De Mayo in Buenos Aires. The broad Avenida de Mayo seen connecting the Casa Rosada with National Capital. The Palace of the Argentine National Congress building facing the Plaza Del Congreso. Independence monument in Plaza De Mayo.
Opening scene shows U.S. State Department officials of the Division of the American Republics in a meeting. They examine a map titled "Inter-American Highway" showing a proposed highway running from the border of the U.S. and Mexico at Laredo Texas, all the way through Mexico, Latin America, and into South America. View of South American farmers loading hay into a horse cart, then of cattle in a stockyard being herded by a cowboy on a horse. Aerial view of city of Rio de Janeiro Brazil circa 1938. Narrator discusses threat of dictatorships in countries of South America. Views of German ships and German contracted ships loading and unloading at Buenos Aires harbor. Narrator describes system of barter where Argentina sends goods to Germany in exchange for German-made goods. Swastika flag on one of the cargo ships. Dock crane with German sign "Deutsche Maschinenfabrik A.G. Duisburg". Letters on side of a ship reads 'Buenos Aires Maru'. Supplies unloaded from ship. Cargo stacked including wooden boxes with German writing labeled "Vorsicht - San Paulo Brasilien". In a Latin American or South American city, view of the storefront for luxury goods by Herm Stoltz & Co. A Nazi German flag hangs above the store entrance. Fine leather goods, cameras, figurines, steins, etc from Germany are shown in store window displays. View of Nazi German books on display in storefronts, including closeup of translated book "Mein Kampf" ("Mi Lucha") by Adolf Hitler, bearing an image of Hitler on front cover. A German passenger aircraft parked at an airfield, which narrator describes as being part of a German airline offering service to South America within two days of Berlin, Germany. More German airplanes are shown at an airport in South America. View of government offices in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. Large crest with a bird atop an entrance. Interior office view of President Getúlio Vargas of Brazil seated in discussion with American diplomats. Narrator indicates that Vargas learned of German colonists in Brazil planning his overthrow by assassination, and therefore outlawed all Nazi activity. Poster of Vargas communicating his policies. Scene switches to exterior view of the State, War, and Navy Building (later the Executive Office Building) in Washington DC, with the First Division Monument in the foreground. Interior view of office door bearing sign for Under Secretary of State. Inside, Sumner Welles is seen in discussion with officials. He is asked about the American attitude toward Latin America. Welles describes the importance of strengthening ties between the countries of the Americas. Under Secretary Welles states that the welfare of all of the countries in the region may depend on their continued solidarity.
Argentine Ambassador Honorio Pueyrredón speaks into four microphones, at the dedication of a memorial to General and independence leader, José de San Martín, located in Judiciary Square, Washington, DC. (It was moved to Triangle Park, at Virginia Avenue and 20th Street, in 1976.) This is a duplicate of the original located at the Plaza San Martin, in Buenos Aires. It is a gift to the United States from Argentina. View of the flag-draped equestrian statue, as it is uncovered displaying the flags of Argentina and the United States and numerous doves flying skywards. View of the memorial base, as an aide climbs steps and presents the Ambassador with an object that he places into an opening in the base. Scene shifts to President Calvin Coolidge, stepping to the podium, surrounded by officials and notables, including First lady Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge. They applaud and then sit as the President begins to speak. Change of scene shows closeup of the President and Mrs. Coolidge standing on a stand decorated with flags and bunting, set up next to a building. Secretary of State, Frank Billings Kellogg, stands to the left of Mrs. Coolidge. Uniformed Argentine soldiers stand at attention in front of the dignitaries. The President shields his eyes from the sun as he observes something to his left.