Major events of 1956. A bomb blast in Cali, Colombia killed 1200 people. People and policemen search for dead bodies in the rubble. Men pull out dead from the rubble. Dead bodies piled up.
A female bullfighter in Colombia. Berthe Trujillo, a female bullfighter bows. Audience at stand cheer. She waves a cloth to draw the attention of the bull. Bull hits her as she climbs on fences. Bull hits her. She lies down on the ground and other fighters wave a cloth to distract bull's attention. Berth out of the fighting area.
President of Venezuela and Colombia meet in Cucuta, Colombia. Special Air craft arrives at Cucuta, Colombia. President of Venezuela Marcos Perez Jimenez arrives. President of Colombia Gustavo Rojas Pinilla welcomes President of Venezuela.
A film about the health programs for people in Candelaria, Colombia. Map of South America depicts the location of Colombia. A map of Columbia locates Candelaria. Views of the town. People seated in a public park. Women around a truck as boxes are unloaded from it. Girls walk down a street. A woman with her child. School girls with a nun. Children play on a street. A woman speaks as a boy stands next to her. Children play on a street.
Photographers take pictures of Mrs. Eisenhower at door of the White House flanked by Latin American beauty queens from Colombia, Ecuador, and Panama. Mercedes Baquero of Colombia holds the title of "Queen of the Americas" and the other two women, Annabelle Nebel from Ecuador and a beauty queen from Panama, respectively, are the members of her court.
The 1956 National Convention of the Democratic Party in Chicago, Illinois. Former President Harry S. Truman and his wife Bess, taking seats at the convention.Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, widow of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, taking her seat. Democratic Party National Chairman, Paul M. Butler standing behind and below the podium as convention prepares to get underway. Amphitheater is filled with seated delegates, as they are called to order. Delegates standing and applauding, following the keynote speech of Frank G. Clement, Governor of Tennessee,who touches the Tennessee delegate identification pole as it is thrust toward him.. Delegates waving poles displaying their respective State Names.