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    1.
    GV. COUNTRYSIDE PAN TO VILLAGE
    51 ft

    2.
    GTV's. POLITICAL PARTY PROCESSION THROUGH STREETS, ZOOM IN TO MARIN IN PROCESSION
    30 ft

    3.
    CU. MARIN ADDRESSING RALLY
    35 ft

    4.
    GV & MV. FACTORY IN SPACIOUS GROUNDS
    42 ft

    5.
    GV's CONSTRUCTION WORK IN PROGRESS
    50 ft

    6.
    CU. (backview). MARIN SHAKING HANDS WITH PEOPLE IN STREET
    54 ft

    7.
    CU's. MARI BRAS SHAKING HANDS WITH CROWD
    71 ft

    8.
    SCU. MARI BRAS MAKING SPEECH


    9.
    ??? MARIN & CROWD
    ???

    10.
    ??? CROWD
    ???

    11.
    ??? MARIN SPEAKING
    ???

    12.
    ??? CROWD
    ???

    13.
    CU & SCU. MARIN SPEAKING
    ???

    14.
    ??? TRAFFIC ALONG ROAD, PAN TO MODERATE INDEPENDENTS OFFICE
    143 ft

    15.
    GV. TRACK AWAY. PARTY MEMBERS IN OFFICE
    148 ft

    16.
    CU. POSTERS WITH WHEEL SYMBOL
    152 ft

    17.
    GV's & GTV's. CROWDS, WAVING FLAGS, IN ELECTION RALLY
    171 ft

    18.
    CU.NBC. REPORTER
    187 ft


    TRANSCRIPT: "THE MAJORITY OF PUERTO RICO'S 2 1/2 MILLION PEOPLE STILL LIVE IN THE COUNTRY, IN THE MOUNTAINS, IN SMALL RURAL TOWNS LIKE THIS. NOW FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY THEY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO VOTE FOR THEIR OWN FUTURE. THE PLEBISCITE CAMPAIGNING HAS BEEN FRANTIC & PASSIONS ARE HIGH. THE OUTCOME APPEARS CERTAIN, LARGELY BECAUSE OF THE INFLUENCE ONE MAN - LUIZ MUNOZ MARIN. MARIN IS THE SON OF PUERTO RICAN NATIONAL HERO & LEADER OF THE POPULAR DEMOCRATS- THE ISLAND'S DOMINANT POLITICAL PARTY. HE SERVED AS GOVERNOR FOR 12 YEARS DURING AN ERA IN WHICH PUERTO RICO BECAME A US COMMONWEALTH & EXPERIENCED UNPRECEDENTED ECONOMIC & SOCIAL ADVANCES. AS A RESULT MARIN IS UNIQUE - IT IS AS IF F.D.ROOSEVELT HAD BEEN THE SON OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN. BECAUSE OF US. TAX EXEMPTION OVER 1500 NEW FACTORIES HAVE BEEN BUILT HERE SINCE 1950. PER CAPITA PERSONAL INCOME HAS TRIPLED & TODAY PUERTO RICAN ECONOMIC GROWTH RATE IS ONE OF THE HIGHEST IN THE WORLD. MARIN'S MESSAGE TO THE PEOPLE IS A SIMPLE ONE - IF THEY WANT THE GOOD TIMES TO CONTINUE, VOTE TO CONTINUE, THE COMMONWEALTH. NOT EVERYONE AGREES. JUAN MARI BRAS - A LEADING INDUSTRIALIST IS LEADING THE FIGHT FOR STATEHOOD. THE CONTENDS THAT PUERTO RICO CANNOT REMAIN A COMMONWEALTH FOREVER - EVENTUALLY THE ISLAND MUST CHOOSE BETWEEN STATEHOOD & INDEPENDENCE & THE SOONER THE BETTER. UNDER STATEHOOD PUERTO RICANS WILL HAVE TO PAY U.S. INCOME TAXES; THE ISLAND WOULD ALSO BE ELIGIBLE FOR INCREASED SOCIAL AID & SECURITY BENEFITS....



    MARI BRAS SPEAKS: 'I DON'T THINK THAT ANY AMERICAN CITIZEN BY PARTS... & I DON'T THINK THAT PUERTO RICO AS A COMMONWEALTH HAS ACHIEVED ITS FULLNESS ... IT CANNOT ACHIEVE IT UNTIL WE HAVE FOUGHT FOR THE PRESIDENT, AND WE HAVE MEMBERS IN CONGRESS TO REPRESENT US.' SAYS THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION IN PUERTO RICAN HISTORY & IF VOTERS MAKE A MISTAKE, PUERTO RICO WILL PAY, FOR IT FOR GENERATIONS TO COME. MARIN SPEAKS' PUERTO RICO IS A SMALL ISLAND, IT HAS A GREAT PEOPLE, BUT IT HAS GREAT PEOPLE, BUT IT HAS VERY LITTLE TERRITORY....IF WE HAD A LOT OF LAND WE WOULDN'T NEED SUCH AN INTENSIVE INDUSTRIALIZATION PROGRAMME, BUT AS WE ONLY HAVE A LITTLE LAND & WE DID NOT HAVE A MUCH INTENSER INDUSTRIAL PROGRAMME...WE COULD NEVER HOPE TO ESCAPE EXTREME POVERTY .. & THE PRINCIPLES THAT BEING A COMMONWEALTH CONTAIN ARE ABSOLUTELY NEEDED TO CONTINUE STIMULATING & PROTECTING THAT INDUSTRIAL GROWTH THAT OUR PEOPLE NEED.'



    PUERTO RICANS HAVE A THIRD CHOICE - INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT ARE RUNNING A QUIET, LOW COST CAMPAIGN FROM MODEST HEADQUARTERS. THE BALLOT SYMBOL IS THE WHEEL. BUT MOST PUERTO RICANS WHO WANT INDEPENDENCE WILL NOT VOTE UNDER THAT SYMBOL, OR ANY OTHER. THIS IS BECAUSE ALL THE MAJOR INDEPENDENT GROUPS ARE BOYCOTTING THIS ELECTION. THEY CHARGE THAT THE PLEBISCITE IS JUST A POPULARITY CONTEST FOR THE COMMONWEALTH & BESIDES, THEY SAY, THE WHOLE THING IS ILLEGAL BECAUSE IT FALSELY RECOGNISES THE U.S. HAS THE FINAL SAY IN THE ISLAND'S FUTURE. MOST PUERTO RICANS, EVEN THOSE WHO FAVOUR COMMONWEALTH, AGREE ON ONE THING - THIS PLEBISCITE IS AT BEST ONLY A TEMPORARY SOLUTION. THEU.S. IS NOT LEGALLY BOUND BY ITS RESULTS - AND NEITHER IS PUERTO RICO. PUERTO RICO WILL ALMOST CERTAINLY VOTE THIS SUNDAY TO RETAIN ITS COMMONWEALTH STATUS, BUT THIS PLEBISCITE OFFERS NO PERMANENT SOLUTION TO PUERTO RICO'S FUTURE. IT SEEMS INEVITABLE THAT SOONER OF LATER THESE PEOPLE WILL WANT THEIR ISLAND TO BECOME THE 51st STATE OR AN INDEPENDENT REPUBLIC."




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    Film ID:
    VLVA6RVX7922RSDR7E7U4AK0V6T4P
    Media URN:
    VLVA6RVX7922RSDR7E7U4AK0V6T4P
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:04:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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