A hydro electric dam and a steel mill under construction in Venezuela. A stream flows through a jungle. Infrastructure at the dam site. A man stands at the construction site. Men at work at the dam. A man welds a part of a machine.
This Spanish language newsreel clip highlights Alex Carrasquel -- the first baseball player from Venezuela to play in the U.S. major leagues. He played in New York on July 4, 1939, the day before Venezuela's Independence Day. Title cards read: "Especially for Venezuela. The great pitcher Alejandro Carrasquel plays in New York on the eve of the Venezuelan patriotic day." Shot of Simon Bolivar statue in New York's Central Park with 'Simon Bolivar El Libertador' written under it. Huge crowd at Yankee Stadium in New York to watch July 4 doubleheader between New York Yankees and Carrasquel's team, the Washington Senators. (NOTE: This crowd was mainly there to see the Yankees honor Lou Gehrig, their Hall of Fame first baseman, who had just been diagnosed with ALS.) Carrasquel (#14) pitches to Yankees in second game, gives up run-scoring triple, tags out another runner trying to reach first base. Carrasquel speaks to crowd through microphones in ceremony at home plate. Shot of Venezuelan flag on pole outside a building (Venezuelan embassy?). Men and women gathered at a cafeteria. Sign in large white letters reads 'Venezuela.'
Celebration of the 146th year of independence in Venezuela. President of Paraguay Alfredo Stroessner Matiauda arrives for the ceremony. Cameramen click photographs. He is greeted by President of Venezuela Marcos Evangelista Pérez Jiménez at an airport. Aerial view of Venezuela. The opening of the 'Avenue of Heroes', the biggest outdoor art display of all the Americas. Several men stand in formation and perform calisthenics in an Olympic stadium.
Newly renamed steamer, Venezuela, on its maiden voyage across the Pacific. The new steamer Venezuela leaves the port for its maiden voyage. The steamer moves away from the port. People on the port watch the steamship. 'Venezuela' written on its hull. Equipment aboard the steamer in view. The steamer at sea. Smoke emitting from the smokestack.
The OAS (Organization of American States) condemns Cuban aggression. Views of the Organization of American States building in Washington DC with officials entering. Interior of the building, an official meeting of OAS. Ambassador from Venezuela speaks. Views of different guns and ammunition. A huge stash of weapons were found on Macomba Beach. These were proven to be Cuban by the manufacturers' identification marks. Cuba had plotted to attack Venezuela but was foiled. The young man who found the weapons is shown showing the police where they were. Images in Venezuela during the investigation of the issue known as "Plan Caracas". Also shown is the Venezuelan Independence Monument in Caracas.
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.