• Short Summary

    Fears are mounting for the life of the 56-year-old Dominican Consul in Caracas, Senora Thelma Frias de Rodriguez, kidnapped by guerrillas on Wednesday (29 September) and half for ransom of one million dollars.

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    Fears are mounting for the life of the 56-year-old Dominican Consul in Caracas, Senora Thelma Frias de Rodriguez, kidnapped by guerrillas on Wednesday (29 September) and half for ransom of one million dollars.

    Eighteen hours after the kidnappers left a note in a telephone booth there was no further word of how they intended to collect the ransom money. The long silence of the kidnappers, who identified themselves as the Rudas Mezones guerrilla unit of the Armed National Liberation Forces, is worrying Embassy officials and police. The guerrillas threatened to kill the Consul if police closed in on them.

    The Consul vanished on her way to a bank.

    SYNOPSIS: In Venezuela, fears are mounting for the life of the Dominican Consul in Caracas, Senora Thelma Frias de Rodriguez, kidnapped by guerrillas on Wednesday and help for one million dollar ransom.

    Eighteen hours after the kidnappers left a note in a telephone booth, there was still no further word. The long silence is worrying Embassy officials and police closed in one them. The guerrillas had threatened to kill the Consul if police closed in on them. However, Embassy officials. including the Ambassador, Senor Rafael Bonilla Aybar, said they had no clue as to Senore de Rodriguez whereabouts.

    Senor Fausto Frias, the adopted son of the kidnapped Consul, who is a Vice-Consul, conferred with Embassy officials about the kidnappers who have identified themselves as the Rudas Mezones guerrilla unit of the Armed National Liberation Forces.

    The Rudas Mezones guerrillas were responsible for eight kidnappings during for eight kidnappings during the 1960's. Their victims included Argentine soccer star. Alfredo di Stefano.

    Senora de Rodriguez vanished after leaving her residence in the city's El Paraiso district to travel to a bank. The Consul suffers from low blood pressure and there are fears for her health.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1QRRY5KT6B9KA71UDPBU13MAG
    Media URN:
    VLVA1QRRY5KT6B9KA71UDPBU13MAG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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