• Short Summary

    FORMER BOLIVIAN PRESIDENT RENE BARRIENTOS ORTUNO, WHO WAS KILLED IN A HELICOPTER CRASH ON APRIL 27, WAS BURIED ON APRIL 30 NEAR HIS HOMETOWN, COCHAMBAMBA, BOLIVIA'S SECOND CITY.

  • Description

    FORMER BOLIVIAN PRESIDENT RENE BARRIENTOS ORTUNO, WHO WAS KILLED IN A HELICOPTER CRASH ON APRIL 27, WAS BURIED ON APRIL 30 NEAR HIS HOMETOWN, COCHAMBAMBA, BOLIVIA'S SECOND CITY. THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, MANY WEEPING, HAD LINED THE STREETS AS THE BODY WAS BROUGHT TO THE CAPITAL TO LIE IN STATE IN THE BASILICA OF OUR LADY OF LA PAZ.

    THE 49-YEAR-OLD FORMER AIR FORCE GENERAL, WHO TOOK OVER AS PRESIDENT DURING HIS TERM OF OFFICE, DIED WHEN HIS HELICOPTER HIT OVERHEAD HIGH TENSION CABLES AND CRASHED IN FLAMES AT THE SMALL TOWN OF MORIRI.

    THE LATE PRESIDENT SPENT MOST OF HIS WEEKENDS IN COCHAMBAMBA AND SURROUNDING RURAL AREAS, TALKING AND HELPING PEASANTS IN SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS. HE LEFT 47 ADOPTED CHILDREN AS WELL AS SEVEN OF HIS OWN.

    IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE ACCIDENT, LITTLE-KNOWN FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT LUIS ADOLFO SILES SALINAS, A MODERATE RIGHT-OF-CENTRE POLITICIAN WAS SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7FZAQ0BZ9RTCXJ2JGXLIN9ARW
    Media URN:
    VLVA7FZAQ0BZ9RTCXJ2JGXLIN9ARW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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