• Short Summary

    POLICE HAVE BEEN CONDUCTING A WIDE SEARCH FOR SENOR JOAQUIN WALDEMAR SANCHEZ, A PARAGUYAN CONSUL, KIDNAPPED LAST TUESDAY (MARCH THE 24TH) IN BUENOS AIRES.

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    POLICE HAVE BEEN CONDUCTING A WIDE SEARCH FOR SENOR JOAQUIN WALDEMAR SANCHEZ, A PARAGUYAN CONSUL, KIDNAPPED LAST TUESDAY (MARCH THE 24TH) IN BUENOS AIRES.

    HIS KIDNAPPERS DEMANDED TWO MEN IN EXCHANGE FOR THE CONSUL, BUT AFTER SETTING FIVE DEADLINES FOR THE SWAP, THEY RELEASED SENOR SANCHEZ UNHARMED.

    THE KIDNAPPERS CLAIMED THEY WERE MEMBERS OF THE ARGENTINE LIBERATION FRONT. THEY DEMANDED THE RELEASE OF TWO ALLEGED TERRORISTS IN EXCHANGE FOR THE CONSUL, AND CLAIMED THEY WOULD KILL HIM, IF THE SWAP DID NOT TAKE PLACE.

    HOWEVER, THE ARGENTINE GOVERNMENT SAID IT COULD NOT EXCHANGE THE TWO MEN BECAUSE ONE OF THEM PREFERRED TO STAND TRIAL ON CHARGES OF SUBVERSION AND THE OTHER ONE WAS STILL BEING SOUGHT BY POLICE.

    AN ANONYMOUS PHONE CALL CLAIMED THAT THE CONSUL HAD BEEN KILLED AND HIS BODY DUMPED. THIS LED TO EXTENSIVE POLICE SEARCHES OF A RIVER AND THE GROUNDS OF A HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE. LATER, THE KIDNAPPERS ISSUED A STATEMENT SAYING THE CONSUL WAS STILL ALIVE.

    EARLY ON SATURDAY (MARCH 28TH) THE CONSUL WAS RELEASED, BLINDFOLDED, IN A SUBURB OF BUENOS AIRES. HE SAID THAT ALTHOUGH HIS CAPTORS HAD TREATED HIM WELL, THEY HAD THREATENED TO KILL HIM AND THEY HAD KEPT HIM BLINDFOLDED MOST OF THE TIME..

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2SS24RY3CNR1M98Y77KHNDCBH
    Media URN:
    VLVA2SS24RY3CNR1M98Y77KHNDCBH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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