Alliance of Progress initiated by U.S. President John F. Kennedy to establish economic cooperation between North and South America. The exhibition of the program is inaugurated in Mexico City. Aerial view of the historical monuments in Mexico city. Aerial view of the Opera House, Torre Latinoamericana, Angel of Independence and other landmarks in the City. Traffic on streets. People crowd outside the exhibition hall. A poster of U.S. President John F. Kennedy at the entrance. President of Mexico Adolfo Lopez Mateos inaugurates the exhibition. Other dignitaries stand in the background. People stand in front of the Kennedy's poster. 'USA' hanged in between two poles. The dignitaries standing in front of the poster. A flag of Mexico flutters in the breeze. People inside the exhibition hall. A sign reads 'Alliance for Progress'. The poster of the President of Mexico Adolfo Lopez Mateos, U.S. President and other people the visitors look at the posters that are exhibited. The visitors looking at the posters. A model of an aircraft. Two women explaining to the visitors. A sign reads 'Visit United States'. People look at the U.S. from a screen. Two women distribute pamphlets. They promote tourism. A dignitary inaugurates the tourism department. People crowd outside the U.S. tourism department. A dignitary looks into a paper and speaks. A wall map in the background. The dignitary speaking and people listen to him. Posters on a revolving structure depicting the places that can be visited in the United Sates. Mexico President with other dignitaries look at the exhibition. The visitors visitors in the hall look at several things displayed.
25th anniversary celebrations of the revolt of 1914 in Mexico City, Mexico. Mexican troops parade at a ceremony to mark the 25th anniversary of the revolt of 1914. A stone statue of the father of the revolt, Don Venustiano Carrauza. Troops march at the parade.
Body of a Pilot Francisco Sarabia brought to Mexico City DF in Mexico. An U.S. Army air plane on ground. Body of Francisco Sarabia. Crowd around the air plane. Air plane taxis. Police use force to stop the crowd. Crowd on street.
Excerpts of the first round of 1939 basketball National Invitation Tournament in Madison Square Garden, New York City. The New Mexico A&M (Aggies) vs. Long Island University. Large crowd. Exciting game. (LIU won).
Mexican Indians use reed and palm to make objects of everyday use in Mexico. Reed plants along Lerma River in Mexico. Map shows Mexico and Rio Grane. Mexico City in map. Location of Lerma River near Mexico City. Reed plants growth near by river. Men stand in water and cut plants. Man pushes bundle of Reed over water.
Former Soviet leader Leon Trotsky, in exile visits Mexico City, Mexico. Leon Trotsky and his wife (Natalia Ivanovna Sedova) with several persons, including Diego Rivera, in a garden in Mexico City. A Lockheed Electra passenger aircraft taxis after landing and parks on a ramp in Mexico. The aircraft carries identification: "XA-BA," indicating it is registered in Mexico. it is being met by several persons including a military officer in uniform. Scene changes to Trotsky and his wife, being helped from the rear platform of a railroad passenger train. They are surrounded by greeters including several uniformed police officers. Next, Trotsky is seen in back seat of a car accompanied by a police officer. In next scene Trotsky and his wife pose with Diego Rivera and another man, in the garden seen at start of the film (possibly home of Diego Rivera, with whom Trotsky lived for a few months while in exile). Military officers are seen on patio in background. Closeup of Trotsky and then broader view of him standing under a tree speaking to several persons.