PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO, SITREP AS OF 1930 HOURS LOCAL TIME, 19 AUGUST 1970

Created: 8/19/1970

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OR THE WORKING, OFUGUST,lIHElPRESIDENTIAL GENERAL STAFFBESS REHEARSAL. OF THE ARRIVAL OF PRESIDENT NIXON AT THE PUERTO VALLAITA AIRPORT; . AGENCIES WHO HILL BE

INVOLVED;IN TKE[ARRIVAL ALSO PARTICIPATTO IN THIS REHEARSAL.

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THE REHEARSAL, CONSISTEDRACH-IN AND PLACERENT OF THE TROOPS FROM THE MILITARY HONOR GUARD, FOLLOWED WITH THE PLAYING OFKERS BY THE ARMY BAND STATIONED NEAR TO WHERE THE PRESIDENTIAL PLANE WILL PARK. AFTER THE PLATIN' OF THE NATIONALATTERY OF FIELD GUNS,

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THRgg. PRACTICE POUNDS IN PREPARATION FOR THE j: [PRESIDENTIAL TVENT.-Olfl.VUR SALUTE, WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE UPON PRESIDENT; RUM'S ACTUAL ARRIVAL. .

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'AMD MEXICAN.KQ WILL PARTICIPATE II IHE CEREMONIES.ONUCUiT, THER BRIEFLY WALKED THROUGH THEIRSOURCLi . EMBASSY H

DRESS JlEhFrtRSuL ERCOUNTEREO NO DIFFICULT

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SNARLS| HOWEVER, l'i ELAYED FREQUENTLY, AND THERE'jj'

ONSIDERABLEN IN* CF PROCEDURES AND

REPETITION OF MOVEMENTS. ALTHOUGH PLANS HAD OhIGINALLY ,

; BEER MADE TO STAGE THE ENTIRE MOTORCADE TO THEAURA, THE RESIDNECE. WHERE PRECEDENT NIXON WILL STAY, ji'l

| THE REHEARSAL ACTUALLY ENDED AT THE AIRPORTRIEFING OH THE ASSIGNMENT OF VEHICLES THAT WILL CONTINUE FROM THE AIRPORT TO, QUINTA LAURA. THE MILITARY TROOPS THAT HILL GUARD THE MOTORCADE.ROUTE DID, HOWEVER, TAKE UP THE POSIIIORS WHICH THEY WILL OCCUPY OR THE OCCASIOR OF THE:

1 ACTUAL MOTORCADE.SOURCEI . EMBASSY OFFICIALS.)i

THE MEXICAN PERSONNEL WHO PARTICIPATEDDRESS REHEARSAL' WHERE QUITE EFFICIENT, AKD

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EAT AND PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCE. THEIR MOVEMENTS VERE GOOD, AND DESPITE THE DELAYS,

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THERE HAS NOT A: GREAT DEAL: OF CONFUSION. . EMBASSY

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OST PARTICIPANTS SEEMED TO FEEL THAT. THEEHEARSAL'HADBEEN SUCCESSFUL ENOUGH TO AUGUR NELLID- ATTRACTIVE CEREMONY. OK THEOOPERATION. AND MEXICAN. OFFICIALS VAS SMOOTH AND BUSINESS LIKE. (SOURCE! . EMBASSY

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I. THERE BILL BE THIRTY-FIVE UNIFORMED HEN OF HE;PRESIDENTIAL GUARD, TRAINED IN RIOT CONTROL AND,-EQUIPPED.MITH TEAR GAS DISPENSERS, ON HAND FOR THE

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VISIT... IN: ADDITION, ALL PLAINCLOTHES OFFICERS !

OF THE PRESIDENTIAL' GUARD WILL BE EQUIPPED VITH MACE.

6. LATE AFTERNOON LOCAL TIME ISADIOGRAM VAS RECEIVED AT PUERTO VALLARTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTEV SCHEDULE FOR THE AIRPORT FORNDAUGUST. ONUGUST THE AIRPORT HILL BE CLOSED TO ALL

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CONHERCIAL AID PRIVATE TRAFFIC0j ;LOCAL TIRE TO IZJfl. ONUGUST THE AIRPORT WILL BE CLOSED0 HOURS LOCAL TIRE (FltLOf HAS PREVIOUSLY REPORTED THAT THE AIRPORT MOULD BE CLOSED ONUGUST0 HOURS TOOURS AND0 TO THE DEPARTURE OF THE PF

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