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Visiting Day


In March of 1963, President John F. Kennedy visited Central America and conferred with several Presidents and political leaders from the area for three days. The result was the Declaration of Central America where leaders pledged to work together to establish a unified economy in the area and combat propaganda and false promises from Communist Cuba.

The Monroe Doctrine is clearly ailing here. Obviously the cartoonist does not think that the Central American leaders can defend themselves from Communist threat unaided. By letting the countries be independent of the U.S. in their decisions lessons the impact of the Monroe Doctrine.

John F. Kennedy. News Conference 43. September 13, 1962. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston MA.


Bruce Russell


Los Angeles Times


March 21, 1963


The James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library