• Short Summary

    THE BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT IS STILL HOLDING IN CUSTODY THE NINE VENEZUELANS WHO LAST WEEK SEIZED THE CARGO SHIP "ANZOATEGUI" AND SAILED INTO BELEM SEEKING POLITICAL ASYLUM.

  • Description

    THE BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT IS STILL HOLDING IN CUSTODY THE NINE VENEZUELANS WHO LAST WEEK SEIZED THE CARGO SHIP "ANZOATEGUI" AND SAILED INTO BELEM SEEKING POLITICAL ASYLUM. THEY ARRIVED IN BELEM HARBOUR ON FRIDAY, FOLLOWED BY THE VENEZUELAN DESTROYER "CLEMENTE", ONE OF SIX SHIPS WHICH UNSUCCESSFULLY CHASED THE HI-JACKED FREIGHTER.

    BRAZILIAN AUTHORITIES AT FIRST KEPT THE NINE VENEZUELANS UNDER HEAVY GUARD IN A HOUSE NEAR THE NAVAL BASE. THEY WERE VISITED BY THE LOCAL COMMANDER, ADMIRAL OMAR RODRIGUEZ, WHILE THE SHIP THEY SEIZED WAS HANDED BACK TO ITS OWNERS.

    THE MEN HUNG OUT THEIR FLAG WITH THE INITIALS "FALN". THESE STAND FOR "ARMED FORCES FOR NATIONAL LIBERATION". THE FLAG'S COLOURS, RED AND BLACK, ARE THE SAME AS THOSE OF THE CUBAN PREMIER, FIDEL CASTRO.

    THE NINE MEN WERE FLOWN TO RIO DE JANEIRO ON SATURDAY FOR INTERNMENT. THE BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT HAS INDICATED THAT IT WILL GRANT THEM POLITICAL ASYLUM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2J7GUP60NKF40HZWM00FUID7I
    Media URN:
    VLVA2J7GUP60NKF40HZWM00FUID7I
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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