• Short Summary

    BOLIVIA'S "CARETAKER" PRESIDENT, LUIS ADOLFO SILES SALINAS, HAS NOW FULLY ASSUMED THE REIGNS OF POWER IN HIS COUNTRY AND NOW CLAIMS TO HAVE THE FULL SUPPORT OF THE BOLIVIAN ARMED FORCES.

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    GV EXT. PRESIDENTIAL PALACE
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    SV INT. PRESIDENT SILES SALINAS SPEAKS
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    TRANSCRIPT SEQUENCE 5: SALINAS: SPANISH SOF BEGINS: "THE DEATH OF GEN. BARRIENTOS SADDENED ALL THE COUNTRY, BOTH FRIENDS AND ENEMIES OF HIS. GEN. BARRIENTOS DIED IN AN ACT OF SERVICE TO HIS COUNTRY, WHEN HE WAS WITH THE PEASANT MASSES THAT MEANT SO MUCH TO HIM. BUT THIS DEATH WAS SO UNEXPECTED THAT IT PRODUCED, IN COMING LIKE LIGHTNING OVER THE COUNTRY, A STATE OF CONFUSION IN THE NORMAL PROCESSES OF THE COUNTRY. ALL TIMES OF TRANSITION ARE DIFFICULT. THE TURBULENCE HAS BEEN LET LOOSE ON THE STREETS, THE PARTIES OF THE OPPOSITION FINDING THIS HELPFUL TO PROVOKE REVOLUTION. I HAVE BEEN ASKED TO DECLARE A STATE OF SIEGE, BUT I HAVE NOT YET ARRESTED A SINGLE PERSON, NOR ANY TYPE OF REPRESSION, I HAVE AVAILED MYSELF OF THE SUPPORT OF THE ARMY, AND WITH THE MATURITY OF OUR PEOPLE, I HAVE RETURNED THE NATION TO ITS RHYTHM OF PEACE AND WORK."




    Initials CP/VS/JF/MJB



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    Background: BOLIVIA'S "CARETAKER" PRESIDENT, LUIS ADOLFO SILES SALINAS, HAS NOW FULLY ASSUMED THE REIGNS OF POWER IN HIS COUNTRY AND NOW CLAIMS TO HAVE THE FULL SUPPORT OF THE BOLIVIAN ARMED FORCES. PRESIDENT SALINAS ASSUMED CONTROL OF THE BOLIVIAN GOVERNMENT AFTER THE DEATH OF PRESIDENT BARRIENTOS IN A HELICOPTER CRASH LATE LAST MONTH.

    PRESIDENT SALINAS TOLD NEWSMEN THAT ALTHOUGH HE'D BEEN FORCED TO DECLARE A STATE OF SIEGE IN BOLIVIA, HE HAD NOT YET ARRESTED ANYBODY OR PERPETRATED A SINGLE ACT OF REPRESSION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4MAH6ESG1YQ9OF636E39U2RVB
    Media URN:
    VLVA4MAH6ESG1YQ9OF636E39U2RVB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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