• Short Summary

    Former Argentine President, Juan Peron, left his airport hotel on Saturday (18 November) to drive into Buenos Aires -- an occasion waited for by millions for more than 17 years.

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    Former Argentine President, Juan Peron, left his airport hotel on Saturday (18 November) to drive into Buenos Aires -- an occasion waited for by millions for more than 17 years.

    The ex-President drove through the airport gates in a seven car motorcade filled with supporters, preceded by police outriders and followed by an ambulance and a bus full of armed policemen.

    Reporters reaching the airport said thousands of cheering crowds flocked to the roadside to greet Senor Peron as he drove to the luxury home bought for him by his supporters.

    Peron's supporters are unlikely to see him until Monday (20 November) named as the probable data for a rally at a local football stadium.

    There has been no indication whether Senor Peron will meet President Alejandro Lanusse, army commander and Chairman of the military, to discuss with him ways of curing the country's ill???
    On Friday, (17 November) about 60 non-commissioned officers of the Argentine Navy mutinied but were forced to surrender less than three hours later.

    They ware believed to be supporters of Senor Peron who was an route from Rome the Buenos Aires at the time of the mutiny.

    SYNOPSIS: Buenos Aires on Friday - the day on which former Argentine President, Juan Peron returned from exile after seventeen years. Peronist supporters had called a general strike, but the Government pre-empted the move by declaring a public holiday. Security in the capital was tight - armed troops controlled crowds and prevented major demonstrations supporting Senor Perons. They had another function - to ensure his safety on arrival.

    While the farmer President was an routs to Buenos Aires, about sixty non-commissioned officers of the Argentine Navy mutinied, but were forced to surrender loss that three hours later. One man died, he was carried from the Naval barracks in a coffin.

    From early on Saturday, large crowds surrounded the airport hotel at which Senor Poron stayed on his first night back on Argentine soil. The former President looked drawn and tired as he stepped from the hotel lift to begin his drive into the city. Under a blaze of television lights, he had to walk through a barricaded passage was flanked by members of personal bodyguard.

    Cars loaded with reporters and radio and television teams followed the motorcade as it set out. The route into the city centre is a six-lane motorway passing through woodland, a shanty town an then working class suburbs. Thousands cheered Senor Peron as he drove into the luxury home bought for him by his supporters in a Buenos Aires residential suburb. A military source pointed out that as soon as the former President reached the house, the armed forces would stop protecting him.

    Earlier, aides had said that Senor Peron would give a news conference before leaving the hotel. They amended this to a statement, but in the event, he said nothing. Frustrated newsmen set up a chant outside Senor Peron's home, calling for him to come out. The closest they came was a glimpse of the seventy-seven year old man through the window of his new home.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA33FIUD4VPK90HCDC1DV9FFNZ3
    Media URN:
    VLVA33FIUD4VPK90HCDC1DV9FFNZ3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/11/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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