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Message to President Kubitschek of Brazil.

January 31, 1961

[ Released January 31, 1961 Dated January 29, 1961 ]

Dear Mr. President:

I welcome the thoughtful message which you sent to me on the occasion of my inauguration, not only because of the constructive and friendly spirit which motivates your comments, but also because I share Your Excellency's deep concern for the social, political, and economic well-being of the peoples of our hemisphere. One of the cardinal objectives of my administration will be the association of the United States with the peoples of Latin America in a common effort to improve the lives of our peoples under the reign of liberty.

May I take this opportunity, Mr. President, to extend to you, as you leave the high office in which you have so faithfully served your country, my personal best wishes and those of the people and government of the United States of America, for your continued health and prosperity.



John F. Kennedy, Message to President Kubitschek of Brazil. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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