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    Hundreds of mourners and sympathisers attended the Buenos Aires funeral of an Argentine union leader's bodyguard on Thursday (15 February).

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    Hundreds of mourners and sympathisers attended the Buenos Aires funeral of an Argentine union leader's bodyguard on Thursday (15 February).

    The bodyguard, Luis Osvaldo Bianculli, died in a hail of machine-gun bullets at a political meeting on Wednesday (14 Feb.) at Chivilcoy, 120 miles from Buenos Aires.

    The funeral oration was given by Bianculli's employer, General Confederation of Labour Union leader Jose Rucci. Other union leaders claimed that the shooting was a deliberate attempt on the life of Rucci, a supporter of ex-President Peron, and one of the most powerful Trade Union leaders in Argentina.

    Rucci escaped injury during the shooting when he and his fourteen-year-old son lay flat on the street.

    Mr. Rucci--a frequent visitor to Peron's house in Madrid-has often had his life threatened and is usually accompanied by a bodyguard during public appearances.

    With less than three weeks to go until the Presidential election on 11th March, at least five people have died in shooting incidents at Peronist meetings in recent months. A Peronist Unionist and his chauffeur were machine-gunned to death in Buenos Aires three weeks ago.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4B3KZJCXUI7069NUA0J9DJ8JM
    Media URN:
    VLVA4B3KZJCXUI7069NUA0J9DJ8JM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/02/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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