• Short Summary

    Leaving behind a somewhat fraught situation in Ecuador, Chile's Marxist President Salvador Allende continued his three-nation tour by starting a state visit to Colombia yesterday (Saturday).

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    GV TILT DOWN Airport building and crowds
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    LV Aircraft taxiing
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    GV Crowds waving
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    GV President Allende leads party down aircraft steps
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    GV Crowd waving
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    GV & SV Allende greeted by Pastrana and others
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    LV Guard of honour
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    SV & GV Presidents at attention
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    SV & GV Allende speaking PAN TO crowd
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    SV Crowd with banner
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    SV Plaque on embassy wall
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    SV Allende enters
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    CU Insignia
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    GV Soldiers and flags outside embassy.
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Leaving behind a somewhat fraught situation in Ecuador, Chile's Marxist President Salvador Allende continued his three-nation tour by starting a state visit to Colombia yesterday (Saturday). Thousands of Colombians added to the airport welcome, which was led by President Misael Pastrana Borrero. In a brief airport speech, President Allende said he was not undertaking the four-day official visit as a representative of a political faction, but rather as a representative of his government and people.

    Earlier, President Allende had cut short his schedule in Ecuador because of a leg ailment. Doctors advised him to rest. But there were reports that the possibility of left-wing demonstrations in support of the Chilean leader was a source of worry and possible embarrassment to Ecuador's conservative government.

    SYNOPSIS: At Bogota airport, thousands of Colombians prepare a rousing reception for Chile's Marxist President Salvador Allende, who flew in at the start of a four-day official visit on Saturday. It was part of a current three-nation tour.

    President Allende led the Chilean party from the aircraft. Observers noted he was limping slightly. Earlier, his visit to Ecuador was cut short by a leg ailment.

    The Chilean leader was greeted by Colombia's President Misael Pastrana Borrero. President Allende left a somewhat fraught situation behind him in Ecuador. There were reports that the prospect of left-wing demonstrations in support of the Chilean leader were source of embarrassment to Ecuador's government.

    In an airport speech in Bogota, President Allende--the West's first freely-elected Marxist head of state--said that he had come to Colombia representing his government and people, not a political faction. Later, after driving in a motorcade through crowds shouting "Long live Chile, Long live Allende", the President visited the Chilean embassy for a rest from his exhausting tour. He is accompanied by his wife, the Chilean Foreign Minister and Army Commander.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA88Q71EPQ4NY0BIHULW4KRDNDA
    Media URN:
    VLVA88Q71EPQ4NY0BIHULW4KRDNDA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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