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    DOCTOR ROBERTO ARIAS, CRIPPLED WHEN HE WAS SHOT IN 1964, HAS BEEN FORMALLY SWORN-IN AS A MEMBER OF THE PANAMA NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.

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    REPORTER: "WHAT DO YOU THINK WILL HAPPEN ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE PANAMA CANAL RIOTS WHICH IS COMING IN ABOUT A WEEK?"



    ARIAS: (INCOHERENT)



    FONTEYN: "I HOPE THAT SOME PEOPLE WILL REALISE THAT THERE WERE PANAMANIAN SOCIAL ROOTS TO THOSE RIOTS."



    ARIAS: (INCOHERENT)



    FONTEYN: "NOT ONLY ANTI-YANKEE FEELING."



    REPORTER: "DO YOU THINK THAT THERE WILL BE TROUBLE?"



    ARIAS: (INCOHERENT)



    FONTEYN: "I HOPE NOT, BUT THERE MAY BE."



    REPORTER: "DO YOU THINK GOVERNMENT, THIS PRESENT GOVERNMENT IS DOING A GOOD JOB IN NEGOTIATING THE NEW ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE PANAMA CANAL?"



    ARIAS: "No."



    FONTEYN: "No. THAT WAS EASY."



    REPORTER: "IN WHAT WAY? WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE WAY THEY ARE NEGOTIATING?"



    ARIAS: (INCOHERENT)



    FONTEYN: "YOU CANNOT NEGOTIATE IF YOU DON'T HAVE LEGAL MANDATE."



    REPORTER: "AND YOU DON'T THINK THAT THIS IS A LEGAL AND REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT?"



    ARIAS: "I DON'T."



    REPORTER: "YOU THINK THIS GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE OVERTHROWN?"



    ARIAS: "I DID NOT SAY THAT."



    FONTEYN: "I DID NOT SAY THAT."



    DOCTOR ARIAS TALKING WITH REPORTER.




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    Background: DOCTOR ROBERTO ARIAS, CRIPPLED WHEN HE WAS SHOT IN 1964, HAS BEEN FORMALLY SWORN-IN AS A MEMBER OF THE PANAMA NATIONAL ASSEMBLY. DOCTOR ARIAS, THE HUSBAND OF THE PRIMA BALLERINA DAME MARGOT FONTEYN WAS WHEELED INTO THE ASSEMBLY HALL TO THE ACCOMPANIMENT OF APPLAUSE FROM THE PUBLIC GALLERY YESTERDAY (TUESDAY).

    ON MONDAY DOCTOR ARIAS TOLD A REPORTER THAT THERE COULD BE FURTHER TROUBLE IN PANAMA NEXT WEEK, THE ANNIVERSARY OF LAST YEAR'S RIOTS IN THE PANAMA CANAL ZONE.

    DOCTOR ARIAS WAS ELECTED TO THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY IN 1964. HE WAS SHOT A MONTH AFTER HIS ELECTION, AND SINCE THEN HAS BEEN RECEIVING TREATMENT IN BRITAIN. HE'S MAKING HIS FIRST VISIT TO PANAMA SINCE HE WAS SHOT.

    HIS INJURIES HAVE LEFT HIM PARALYSED, AND HE HAS A MARKED DIFFICULTY IN SPEAKING. DAME MARGOT ASSISTED AT THE INTERVIEW ON MONDAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2HDWWRJXJ4542MU86IWNXWZ4M
    Media URN:
    VLVA2HDWWRJXJ4542MU86IWNXWZ4M
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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