• Short Summary

    ON THE MORNING OF THE 19TH APRIL THE CITY OF LA PAZ CHANGED THE NORMAL RHYTHM OF IT'S ACTIVITIES WITH THE NEWS OF A SUBVERSIVE BLOW, HEADED BY THE FALANGE SOCIALISTA BOLIVIANA WHICH TOOK PLACE IN THE CENTRE OF THE CITY AND THE MILITARY QUARTERS.

  • Description

    ON THE MORNING OF THE 19TH APRIL THE CITY OF LA PAZ CHANGED THE NORMAL RHYTHM OF IT'S ACTIVITIES WITH THE NEWS OF A SUBVERSIVE BLOW, HEADED BY THE FALANGE SOCIALISTA BOLIVIANA WHICH TOOK PLACE IN THE CENTRE OF THE CITY AND THE MILITARY QUARTERS. INTENSE FIRE OF RIFLES AND MACHINE GUNS UPSET THE POPULATION FOR FIVE HOURS? BY THE END OF THOSE THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES CONTROLLED THE ATTEMPT TO OVERTHROW THE REGIME OF THE GOVERNMENT PRESIDENT DR. HERNAN SILES ZUAGO.

    THE REBELS MANAGED TO TAKE OVER SOME OBJECTS?, LIKE THE OFFICES OF TRANSPORT, (POLICE WHICH WATCHED THE TRANSPORT OF VEHICLES) AND A MILITARY QUARTER, AROUND WHICH DEVELOPED FIGHTING WHICH LEFT A GREAT NUMBER OF DEAD, WOUNDED and heavy damage to houses and buildings.

    AFTER CONTROLLING THE SUBVERSIVE ELEMENT THE UNITED MILITARY TOOK POSITION IN DIFFERENT PARTS AND BUILDINGS DURING THIS SITUATION OF EMERGENCY.

    THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THIS MUTINOUS STROKE WAS THE HIGHEST DURING THE LAST TIMES; BOTH SIDES COUNTED A GREAT NUMBER OF DEAD AND WOUNDED, AND AMONG THEM, THE LEADER OF THE SUBVERSION, OSCAR UNZAGA DE LA VEGA, WHOSE DEATH CAUSED THE GOVERNMENT TO ASK THE ORGANISATION OF UNITED STATES AMERICA (O.E.A.) TO TAKE ACTION, TO THE EXACT DETERMINATION OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES ABOUT HIS DEATH, on the end THAT THE GOVERNMENT MARKED THE LIMIT OF RESPONSIBILITIES OVER THE CHIEF OF THE FALNAGE SOCIALISTA BOLIVIANA, SENOR UNZAGA...

    THE MAIN HOSPITAL WAS SURROUNDED AND INVADED BY A DENSE CROWD LOOKING FOR THEIR RELATIONS, THE TRAGEDY GREW WHEN PEOPLE RECOGNISED THEIR OWN.

    AFTERWARDS, ORGANIZED WORKERS, AMONG THEM THE WORKERS OF THE SYNDICATE OF FABRILES, made A PROTEST MARCH AGAINST THE SUBVERSION AND FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF DR. SILES ZUAGA. SPEECHES WERE MADE FROM THE BACONIES OF THE PALACE BEFORE WORKERS, STATE MINISTERS AND THE PRESIDENT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6M8SECKH7DPQKEPRTSCK79KA9
    Media URN:
    VLVA6M8SECKH7DPQKEPRTSCK79KA9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/04/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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