• Short Summary

    TWO DAYS OF ANTI-GOVERNMENT SNIPING AND BOMB THROWING IN CARACAS, CAPITAL OF VENEZUELA (WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY), RESULTED IN 22 PEOPLE KILLED AND ABOUT 100 INJURED.

  • Description

    TWO DAYS OF ANTI-GOVERNMENT SNIPING AND BOMB THROWING IN CARACAS, CAPITAL OF VENEZUELA (WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY), RESULTED IN 22 PEOPLE KILLED AND ABOUT 100 INJURED.THE IMMEDIATE AIM OF THE DISSIDENTS, MOST OF WHOM ARE MEMBERS OF THE PRE-CASTRO ARMED FORCES OF LIBERATION, (FALN), IS THE DISRUPTION OF THE COUNTRY'S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION TO BE HELD IN TEN DAYS TIME.

    IN A SERIES OF STREET CLASHES WITH THE POLICE, SCORE OF INNOCENT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN INJURED AND TAKEN TO HOSPITAL.POLICE HAVE ROUNDED UP ABOUT 150 SUSPECTS.

    TRADE UNIONS HAVE BACKED PRESIDENT BETANCOURT'S DENOUNCEMENT OF A GENERAL STRIKE CALL, AND FACTORIES ARE WORKING NORMALLY.

    (PRESIDENT BETANCOURT IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR A SECOND FIVE YEAR TERM, AND IS KNOWN TO BE ANXIOUS TO HAND OVER TO A FAIRLY AND DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED SUCCESSOR.THERE ARE SEVEN CANDIDATES IN THE ELECTIONS, OF WHICH THE DEMOCRATIC ACTION PARTY'S CANDIDATE, RAUL LEONI, IS FAVOURITE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1U3PMYT5W3Q9STMVREUPPBAT6
    Media URN:
    VLVA1U3PMYT5W3Q9STMVREUPPBAT6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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