• Short Summary

    Contrary to expectations there were no riots in Guatemala City when General Miguel Ydigoras was presented with the Presidential sach of office today.

  • Description

    Contrary to expectations there were no riots in Guatemala City when General Miguel Ydigoras was presented with the Presidential sach of office today.

    Ydigoras, a right wing politician and a disciple of the late president, Castillo Armas, was elected by Congress despite failing to obtain the necessary majority over his 'middle of the road' opponent in the January elections.

    The National Congress building was packed tight with people when Ydigoras was formally inaugurated. From here he went to the National Stadium to speak to his constituents, the Guatemalan people. To a huge gathering, including many backwoods Indians, he promised that his government would respect all fundamental human rights.

    In view of his close connections with the assassinated Armas, many political observers are wondering whether, like Armas, he will set up a dictatorship.

    Castillo Armas deposed Jacob Arbenz, the leftist who permitted the first Communist infiltration into Guatemala, which resulted in the civil war in that South American Republic, in 1955.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2DC0VDPWKUKQDOPSBBPHC0229
    Media URN:
    VLVA2DC0VDPWKUKQDOPSBBPHC0229
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/03/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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