• Short Summary

    VENEZUELA HAS BEEN TORN BY VIOLENCE FOR THE PAST FORTNIGHT.A PRO-CASTRO ORGANISATION CALLING ITSELF THE?

  • Description

    VENEZUELA HAS BEEN TORN BY VIOLENCE FOR THE PAST FORTNIGHT.A PRO-CASTRO ORGANISATION CALLING ITSELF THE "ARMED FORCES FOR NATIONAL LIBERATION" (FALN) IS SPEARHEADING A CAMPAIGN AIMED AT BLOCKING THE NATIONAL ELECTIONS SCHEDULED TO BE HELD TOMORROW (SUNDAY).

    RECENTLY THE GROUP PROCLAIMED A "CURFEW" IN WHICH PEOPLE WERE TOLD TO STAY INDOORS FROM NOVEMBER 29 ONWARDS OR RISK BEING SHOT.

    EARLIER THIS WEEK SIX YOUNG FALN MEMBERS HIJACKED AN AIRLINER AND LANDED IT IN JAMAICA, WHILE A U.S.ARMY COLONEL WAS KIDNAPPED IN BROAD DAYLIGHT.THERE HAVE BEEN OUTBURSTS OF VIOLENCE IN THE STREETS OF CARACAS.

    IN ONE INCIDENT A GUN BATTLE RAGED BETWEEN POLICE AND SOLDIERS ON ONE SIDE AND THE FALN ON THE OTHER.BOTH SIDES RETREATED WHEN THE SHOOTING CEASED.

    TOMORROW'S ELECTIONS WILL SELECT A SUCCESSOR TO PRESIDENT ROMULO BETANCOURT; THE ENTIRE NATIONAL LEGISLATURE; LEGISLATURES IN THE NATION'S 20 STATES AND IN ALL MUNICIPAL COUNCILS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7UCCJB6SWW22QHEF31RYSCWPP
    Media URN:
    VLVA7UCCJB6SWW22QHEF31RYSCWPP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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