• Short Summary

    In the town of Talagante, 30 kilometres (18.6 miles) from Chile's capital, santiago, and 11-year-old girl named Yamilet Diaz, and known as "the girl of Talagante" is said to have acquired a divine gift.

  • Description

    In the town of Talagante, 30 kilometres (18.6 miles) from Chile's capital, santiago, and 11-year-old girl named Yamilet Diaz, and known as "the girl of Talagante" is said to have acquired a divine gift.

    Yamilet is said to be able to cure hopeless sicknesses, and her powers are regarded as miraculous.

    News of her powers first appeared in the local newspapers. Now, her fame has spread throughout the South American continent. Every day, buses arrive, bringing hopeful patients, not only from all over Chile but also from Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador and other countries.

    People suffering from illnesses queue outside a hut in the town where Yamilet waits. All they want is to be touched by the girl. Every day there are huge queues that take hours to get to the girl. People often faint due to long waits and the suffocating heat.

    Yamilet says she is possessed by the spirit of a girl who died at her age in the same town over one hundred years ago. Her name was Elizabeth. Yamilet says this girl's spirit possessed her on 5 December, 1974, giving her the necessary gifts to cure any illness throughout her life.

    People that have been touched by Yamilet say their illnesses have been cured. A middle-aged woman says she was cured from an illness after 32 years of suffering.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3V83OI2DA3EEPV4VL00F55GOL
    Media URN:
    VLVA3V83OI2DA3EEPV4VL00F55GOL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/11/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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