• Short Summary

    THE BREAK IN DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS BETWEEN PANAMA AND THE UNITED STATES, SPARKED BY LAST WEEK'S RIOTS CAME INTO EFFECT YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).

  • Description

    THE BREAK IN DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS BETWEEN PANAMA AND THE UNITED STATES, SPARKED BY LAST WEEK'S RIOTS CAME INTO EFFECT YESTERDAY (SATURDAY). THE 300 OFFICIALS AND THEIR FAMILIES QUIT THE U.S. EMBASSY IN PANAMA CITY AND WERE MOVED TO THE GUARDED CANAL ZONE FOR SAFETY.

    THE BITTER RIOTS FOLLOWED DEMANDS BY THE PANAMANIAN GOVERNMENT THAT THE UNITED STATES RENEGOTIATE THE 1903 CANAL TREATY, RETURNING SOVEREIGNTY OF THE AREA TO PANAMA. THE GOVERNMENT ALSO WANTS ABOLITION OF THE DUAL LIVING STANDARD AND PAY SYSTEM WHICH DRAWS A DISTINCT LINE BETWEEN PANAMANIANS LIVING AND WORKING INSIDE THE ZONE, AND THOSE LIVING ELSEWHERE.

    EFFORTS BY THE ORGANISATION OF AMERICAN STATES TO ARBITRATE IN THE DISPUTE HAVE FAILED DESPITE THE FACT THAT AT ONE STAGE PANAMA AND AMERICA HAD AGREED TO CONTINUE DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS.

    DEMONSTRATIONS WHICH ARE CONTINUING THROUGHOUT PANAMA INDICATE THE PRESSURE BEING PUT ON PRESIDENT CHIARI NOT TO COMPROMISE ON THE ISSUE, WHICH IS SEEN IN PANAMA AS ONE OF ABOLISHING AN OUT-DATED TREATY AND THE "ALIEN OCCUPATIO OF PANAMANIAN SOIL".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3NJMDCYEK4O3DUV6EVV8JQGXB
    Media URN:
    VLVA3NJMDCYEK4O3DUV6EVV8JQGXB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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