• Short Summary

    IN A TENSE ATMOSPHERE, LONG DISCUSSIONS WERE HELD AT THE RESIDENCE OF DR.ARTURO FRONDIZI, PRESIDENT?

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    IN A TENSE ATMOSPHERE, LONG DISCUSSIONS WERE HELD AT THE RESIDENCE OF DR.ARTURO FRONDIZI, PRESIDENT OF THE ARGENTINE, FEBRUARY 2, AS A POLITICAL CRISIS LOOMED IN BUENOS AIRES.

    ARGENTINE SERVICE CHIEFS, LED BY THE AIR FORCE, PRESENTED AN ULTIMATUM TO DR.FRONDIZI PROTESTING AT WHAT THEY CALLED THE "SOFT LINE" ARGENTINA HAD TAKEN AT THE PUNTA DEL ESTE CONFERENCE WHICH EXPELLED CUBA FROM THE ORGANISATION OF AMERICAN STATES.ARGENTINA ABSTAINED FROM VOTING AT THE CONFERENCE.

    THE ULTIMATUM CALLED DR.FRONDIZI'S POLICY PRO-COMMUNIST AND DEMANDED A REVIEW OF "IDEOLOGICAL TENDENCIES", SEVERANCE OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH CUBA IN 48 HOURS, AND THE RESIGNATION OF DR.CARCANO, THE FOREIGN MINISTER.

    TENSION BUILT UP IN BUENOS AIRES FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS AND THE PRESIDENT WAS REPORTED TO BE STANDING HIS GROUND AGAINST THE SERVICE CHIEFS.THEN ON FEBRUARY 4, APPARENTLY PREPARING FOR A FULL DIPLOMATIC BREAK WITH THE CASTRO REGIME, THE PRESIDENT SAID HE HAD AGREED TO COMPLY WITH ALL THE RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED AT PUNTA DEL ESTE.HOWEVER A SHORT TIME LATER HE LASHED OUT AT THE SERVICE CHIEFS, DECLARING HE WOULD NEVER HEAD A PUPPET GOVERNMENT AND CRITICIZING THE NATIONS THAT HAD VOTED AGAINST CUBA.

    SOME OBSERVERS LOOK ON THE CURRENT DISPUTE AS A CONTINUATION OF THE YEARS-LONG STRUGGLE DR.FRONDIZI HAS BEEN UNDERGOING WITH DISAPPROVING MILITARY LEADERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA588FNQGD9I96B3FFB5K5J08DY
    Media URN:
    VLVA588FNQGD9I96B3FFB5K5J08DY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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