• Short Summary

    A French businessman was kidnapped in a Buenos Aires suburb on Friday (28 December) -- the fourteenth foreign businessman to be snatched in Argentina this year.

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    A French businessman was kidnapped in a Buenos Aires suburb on Friday (28 December) -- the fourteenth foreign businessman to be snatched in Argentina this year.

    M. Yves Boisset, plant manager of the Argentine subsidiary of the French Peugeot Motor Company, was intercepted by two vehicles in the industrial city of Avellaneda on his way to the Peugeot-Safrar plant in the southern suburb of Florencio Varela.

    Eyewitnesses say several men got out of the vehicles -- a car and a light lorry -- and forced M. Boisset into the car at gunpoint.

    It is believed that his abductors may be guerrillas who will press for his ransom.

    The rash of kidnappings this year has prompted some firms, including the United States-owned Ford Motor Company, to evacuate their foreign staff from Argentina.

    SYNOPSIS: Along this road in an industrial suburb of Buenos Aires on Friday, a French businessman was kidnapped. Yves Boisset, manager of a Peugeot factory in Argentina, was stopped by two vehicles and forced at gunpoint into a car.

    Mr. Boisset is the fourteenth foreign businessman kidnapped in Argentina this year, and may be a captive of guerrillas seeking funds from the Peugeot Company for his release...Peugeot is one of nine foreign motor companies operating in Argentina. The U.S.-owned Ford Motor Company has already removed its foreign staff from the country because of the rash of Kidnappings. Mr. Boisset is the first Frenchman to fall victim to kidnapping
    Operations at the plant are continuing undisturbed as Argentine Police spread a massive dragnet for the abductors...Mr. Boisset, an engineer, joined Peugeot in 1963 and came to Argentina two years later. He is married and has five children.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6VEIDJZORKY12VQ7AJEM7FIHP
    Media URN:
    VLVA6VEIDJZORKY12VQ7AJEM7FIHP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/12/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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