• Short Summary

    The remains of a former President of Argentina, President Aedro Eugenio Aramburu, were stolen on Wednesday (16 October), for his tomb in a cemetery in Buenos Aires, the Argenitane capital.

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    The remains of a former President of Argentina, President Aedro Eugenio Aramburu, were stolen on Wednesday (16 October), for his tomb in a cemetery in Buenos Aires, the Argenitane capital. It was apparently taken by three armed men who claimed to belong to the urban guerrilla group which murdered President Aramburu in 1970.

    A local evening paper later said that it had received a communique from the group, which calls itself the "Montoneros", who were supporters of the late President Jaun Peron. The communique said that they had stolen General Aramburu's body to prevent it being laid beside the bodies of General Peron and his first wife, Evita.

    The bodies were due to be polocyte in a mausoleum being built to house the remains of prominent Argentinians.

    President Aramburu ruled Argentina for 30 months after the overthrow of President Peron in 1955. He was kidnapped in May 1970, and his lime-caked body was found seven weeks alter in a deserted farmhouse.

    The Police said that the man who stole his body, had hidden in the cemetery on Tuesday night when it closed. Then they forced the Administrator and caretaker to open the tomb. The body was loaded into a small truck, guarded by twenty youths and driven away.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2JHRNGKEAPTQ5ZVKJI7U31D0Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA2JHRNGKEAPTQ5ZVKJI7U31D0Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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