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    Argentine President Maria Estela Peron attended a commemoration mass for the Spanish dictator General Franco in Buenos Aires on Thursday (27 November).

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    Argentine President Maria Estela Peron attended a commemoration mass for the Spanish dictator General Franco in Buenos Aires on Thursday (27 November). General Franco, aged 82 died the previous Thursday after several weeks' serious illness.

    Senora Peron was a personal friend of General Franco. After her husband the late President Juan Peron was exiled in 1955, they eventually settled in Madrid. When they left Spain after twelve years to make their triumphant return to Argentina in 1973 General Franco gave the couple a ceremonial farewell.

    Crowds gathered outside the Cathedral to see Senora Peron who was making only her second public appearance in a month. She resumed work the day before the service quashing rumours that her health was failing. Earlier in November, the 44-year-old President had been in hospital with what was officially described as a gall bladder complaint.

    The day before the service Senora Peron faced rebellion by a large group of Peronist congressmen accusing her of abandoning the platform on which Peronism was voted into power. The country is also in the midst of a large scale security sweep to try to halt the terrorism that has killed hundreds of people in Argentina this year.

    SYNOPSIS: There was a commemoration mass in the Argentina capital Buenos Aires on Thursday for the Spanish dictator General Francisco Franco. General Franco died the previous Thursday aged eighty-two after several weeks' serious illness. argentina President Maria Estela Peron attended the service. She was a personal friend of General Franco. After her husband the late President Juan Peon was exiled in nineteen-fifty-five they eventually settled in Madrid. When they left Spain after twelve years to make their triumphant return to Argentina in nineteen-seventy-three, General Franco gave the couple a ceremonial farewell.

    Crowds gathered outside the Cathedral to see Senora Peron. It was only her second public appearance this month but it quashed rumours that her health was failing.

    Earlier in November Senora Peron was taken to hospital with what was officially described as a gall bladder complaint. The day before the service she faced rebellion by a large group of Peronist congressmen accusing her of abandoning the platform on which Peronism was voted into power.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA70YY69CISVBN9ME5ZADYD1ZYM
    Media URN:
    VLVA70YY69CISVBN9ME5ZADYD1ZYM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/11/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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