• Short Summary

    TENSION MOUNTED IN BRAZIL TODAY (SUNDAY) AS THE GOVERNMENT IMPOSED CENSORSHIP ON OUTGOING NEWS AND THERE WERE REPORTS OF WIDESPREAD ARRESTS.

  • Description

    TENSION MOUNTED IN BRAZIL TODAY (SUNDAY) AS THE GOVERNMENT IMPOSED CENSORSHIP ON OUTGOING NEWS AND THERE WERE REPORTS OF WIDESPREAD ARRESTS. PRESIDENT ARTHUR DA COSTA E SILVA, WHO HAS ASSUMED SWEEPING NEW POWERS AND RECESSED CONGRESS, IS SAID TO HAVE ORDERED THE ARRESTS OF SEVERAL PROMINENT POLITICAL FIGURES. THESE ARE SAID TO INCLUDE EX-PRESIDENT JUSCELIONO KUBITSCHEK AND EX-GOVERNOR CARLOS LACERDA OF GUANABARA STATE.

    RIO DE JANEIRO, CAPITAL OF GUANABARA, IS REPORTED TO BE NEAR NORMAL AS ITS CITIZENS CARRY ON AS USUAL. PRESIDENT DA COSTA E SILVA'S TOUCH MEASURES FOLLOWED THE REFUSAL OF THE CHAMBER OF DEPUTIES TO ALLOW OPPOSITION MEMBER MARCIO ALVES TO STAND TRIAL ON CHARGES OF INSULTING THE ARMED FORCES. THE PRESIDENT IS ABLE TO RULE BY DECREE AND SUSPEND POLITICAL RIGHTS FOR TEN YEARS.

    OUTGOING NEWS AGENCY MESSAGES ARE BEING HEAVILY CENSORED. HOWEVER THIS FILM, WHICH IS THE FIRST TO BE SENT OUR OF RIO SINCE THE REPORTED ARRESTS, WAS SHOT BY A FRENCH TELEVISION CREW YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA42NJWPJOGCAFA23M38AU673L9
    Media URN:
    VLVA42NJWPJOGCAFA23M38AU673L9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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