• Short Summary

    GUATEMALA'S GOVERNMENT IS AGAIN IN COMPLETE CONTROL OF THE COUNTRY AFTER THE ARMY CRUSHED AN ATTEMPTED REVOLT BY THE GUATEMALAN AIR FORCE.

  • Description

    GUATEMALA'S GOVERNMENT IS AGAIN IN COMPLETE CONTROL OF THE COUNTRY AFTER THE ARMY CRUSHED AN ATTEMPTED REVOLT BY THE GUATEMALAN AIR FORCE. SEVERAL HUNDRED AIR FORCE OFFICERS AND OTHER CONSPIRATORS WERE ARRESTED. THEIR IDENTITIES ARE BEING KEPT SECRET.

    FILM SHOWS THE START OF THE REVOLT LAST SUNDAY MORNING WHEN FOUR FIGHTER PLANES AND TWO BOMBERS ATTACKED THE PALACE OF PRESIDENT MIGUEL YDIGORAS WITH ROCKETS AND MACHINE GUNS. THE ARMY QUICKLY INTERVENED AND TOOK CONTROL OF THE LA AURORA AIRPORT NEAR GUATEMALA CITY. ABOUT 300 GROUND SOLDIERS IN THE AIR FORCE GUARD WERE MARCHED OUT WITH HANDS OVER THEIR HEADS.

    PRESIDENT YDIGORAS BELIEVED THAT THE REVOLT WAS INSPIRED BY SUPPORTERS OF CUBAN PREMIER FIEDEL CASTRO, BUT MANY DISCOUNTED THIS THEORY. SEVERAL CIVILIANS HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH LEADING THE UPRISING. ONE IS A SUPPORTER OF CASTRO. ANOTHER WAS A SUPPORTER OF FORMER PRESIDENT CARLOS CASTILLO ARMAS - AN ANTI-COMMUNIST - WHO WAS ASSASSINATED.

    SOME REPORTS SAY THE UPRISING WAS INSPIRED BECAUSE OF THE COUNTRY'S POOR FISCAL CONDITION. MANY GOVERNMENT WORKERS HAVE GONE WITHOUT PAY FOR A NUMBER OF WEEKS AND THE GUATEMALAN BUDGET DEFICIT PERSISTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3VR3E39EMUEC5N4VBAF29E8RL
    Media URN:
    VLVA3VR3E39EMUEC5N4VBAF29E8RL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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