• Short Summary

    BRAZIL'S SPECIAL POLITICAL POLICE FORCE (DOPS) KILLED THE COUNTRY'S MOST WANTED COMMUNIST GUERILLA TERRORIST, CARLOS MARIGHELA, IN AN AMBUSH IN SAO PAULO ON TUESDAY NIGHT (NOVEMBER 4)
    MARIGHELA, A FORMER NATIONAL ASSEMBLY DEPUTY FOR THE NOW-DEFUNCT BRAZILIAN COMMUNIST PARTY, IS REPORTED TO HAVE COMMANDED A NETWORK OF COMMUNIST TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS ACCUSED OF A RECENT WAVE OF BANK ROBBERIES, BOMBINGS, ARMS THEFTS, ATTACKS ON MILITARY AND GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS AND PERSONNEL - AND, MOST RECENTLY, IS SAID TO HAVE BEEN THE MAN WHO, ON SEPTEMBER 4, MASTERMINDED THE KIDNAPPING OF UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR BURKE ELBRICK AND HIS EXCHANGE FOR A GROUP OF 15 LEFT-WING POLITICAL PRISONERS.

  • Description

    BRAZIL'S SPECIAL POLITICAL POLICE FORCE (DOPS) KILLED THE COUNTRY'S MOST WANTED COMMUNIST GUERILLA TERRORIST, CARLOS MARIGHELA, IN AN AMBUSH IN SAO PAULO ON TUESDAY NIGHT (NOVEMBER 4)
    MARIGHELA, A FORMER NATIONAL ASSEMBLY DEPUTY FOR THE NOW-DEFUNCT BRAZILIAN COMMUNIST PARTY, IS REPORTED TO HAVE COMMANDED A NETWORK OF COMMUNIST TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS ACCUSED OF A RECENT WAVE OF BANK ROBBERIES, BOMBINGS, ARMS THEFTS, ATTACKS ON MILITARY AND GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS AND PERSONNEL - AND, MOST RECENTLY, IS SAID TO HAVE BEEN THE MAN WHO, ON SEPTEMBER 4, MASTERMINDED THE KIDNAPPING OF UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR BURKE ELBRICK AND HIS EXCHANGE FOR A GROUP OF 15 LEFT-WING POLITICAL PRISONERS.

    POLICE SET THE TRAP FOR MARIGHELA WITH THE AID OF TWO BROTHERS OF THE DOMINICAN ORDER. THE DOMINICANS MADE AN APPOINTMENT TO MEET MARIGHELA ON A STREET CORNER. HE DROVE UP AND, AS HE STARTED TO GET OUT OF HIS VOLKSWAGEN TO WALK OVER TO THEM, POLICE OPENED UP WITH MACHINE GUNS AND HIS BULLET-RIDDLED BODY FELL BACK INTO THE CAR - HIS WIG FALLING OFF HIS HEAD INTO THE BACK SEAT.

    EYEWITNESSES REPORTED THAT SUPPORTERS OF MARIGHELA OPENED FIRE IN RETURN FROM ANOTHER VEHICLE, AND A POLICEWOMAN WAS SHOT IN THE HEAD AND CRITICALLY INJURED, WHILE A POLICEMAN WAS SHOT IN THE LEG. IT WAS ALSO REPORTED THAT A MAN WAS KILLED WHEN HE IGNORED POLICE ORDERS NOT TO DRIVE INTO THE AREA MARKED OFF BY THE POLICE FOR THE AMBUSH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6D9P1FO9CJ6CYES2O6OH6JCR8
    Media URN:
    VLVA6D9P1FO9CJ6CYES2O6OH6JCR8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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