• Short Summary

    The former President of Argentina, Juan Domingo Peron, arrived back to a riotous welcome by his supporters in Buenos Aires on Friday (17 Nov.) - returning from 17 years of exile since his overthrow in 1955.

  • Description

    The former President of Argentina, Juan Domingo Peron, arrived back to a riotous welcome by his supporters in Buenos Aires on Friday (17 Nov.) - returning from 17 years of exile since his overthrow in 1955.

    He flew from Madrid to Rome - before flying on to Argentina. In rome he gave a brief press conference - where he refused to answer questions posed in any language but Spanish. But, to those who did pose the questions in Spanish, he answered in a forceful and straight-forward manner.

    To the question - what did he think of the Argentine Government's attitude to his return? He replied that he had been invited by the Military Government - and that this had decided him to return to help promote peace in his country because, he added, "the existence of hatreds, of rancour, among brothers is for me now ... and always has been ... something inexplicable and unacceptable."
    And, to the query as to whether he would stand for the Presidency in the forthcoming elections, he replied that the decision was one for the Justicialist Movement (the Peronistas political party) to take - because their Movement was only concerned with the will of the people ...adding that there were no dictators in the Movement.

    SYNOPSIS: The former president of Argentina, Juan Peron, arriving at a press conference in Rome, on Thursday, a few hours before flying to Buenos Aires - and ending seventeen years of exile.

    He was accompanied by his third wife - Isabel; by his personal representative Hector Campora; and by a large group of Peronistas who had come from Argentina to escort him home.

    Senor Peron was questioned about what he thought of the Argentina Military Government's attitude to his return. He replied: "For me the problem is simple - because a long time ago I interpreted that the Government invites me to return to the country. For eighteen years I have been a political exile - unable to return to my country. From the moment that the Military Government has tacitly and precisely declared that I can return to the country, I am decided to do so. This I do in the concept of promoting peace - because the existence of hatreds, or rancour, between brothers is for me now ... and always has been ... something inexplicable and unacceptable."
    Then the former leader was asked a more personal question - would he stand for the Presidency of Argentina in the March elections? He replied: "It is not me who chose to be a candidate - but I was chosen by our Justicialists Movement. If the Movement so determines it, I will obey the determination of my Movement. In our Movement there are no dictators - it is a democratic Movement which does what the people want, and does not serve any other interest but that of the people."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6A694TY767Y1BRF4QH05UY9FM
    Media URN:
    VLVA6A694TY767Y1BRF4QH05UY9FM
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/11/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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