• Short Summary

    PANAMA'S AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS, MR. AQUILINO BOYD, IS REPORTED TO HAVE SHOT A?

  • Description

    PANAMA'S AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS, MR. AQUILINO BOYD, IS REPORTED TO HAVE SHOT A NEWSPAPER EDITOR ON ONE OF PANAMA CITY'S MAIN STREETS LAST THURSDAY DURING A QUARREL OVER A CRITICAL EDITORIAL. THE EDITOR, MR. ECOLASTICO CALVO, OF THE NEWSPAPER 'LA HORA', WAS TREATED FOR A SLIGHT WOUND OF THE LEFT HIP.

    ACCORDING TO THE POLICE, BOYD, A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY AND A FORMER FOREIGN MINISTER, RESENTED AN EDITORIAL IN 'LA HORA' WHICH SAID HE WAS ACTUALLY DEFEATED IN THE COUNTRY'S GENERAL ELECTION THIS MONTH AND ACCUSED HIM OF RIGGING THE RETURNS.

    BOYD AND CALVO MET ACCIDENTALLY IN THEIR CARS DURING A TRAFFIC JAM. HOT WORDS FOLLOWED AND, ACCORDING TO POLICE, BOYD SHOT AT CALVO FROM HIS CAR, BUT MISSED. CALVO THEN LEFT HIS CAR TO WRESTLE WITH BOYD AND FELL TO THE GROUND. BOYD FIRED AGAIN, GRAZING CALVO'S HIP. HE ALSO HIT HIM OVER THE HEAD WITH THE GUN.

    AFTER A BYSTANDER TOOK HIS GUN AWAY, BOYD DROVE OFF. AS A DIPLOMAT, HE IS IMMUNE FROM ARREST, BUT THERE WERE DEMANDS MADE ALMOST IMMEDIATELY THAT HE BE STRIPPED OF HIS IMMUNITY.

    THE PANAMA NEWSPAPERMEN'S UNION, OF WHICH CALVO IS PRESIDENT, CALLED A 24-HOUR WORK STOPPAGE TO PROTEST AGAINST THE SHOOTING.

    BOYD WAS IN THE NEWS EARLIER THIS YEAR WHEN HE ACCUSED AMERICA OF AGGRESSION AND DEMANDED BEFORE THE SECURITY COUNCIL THAT PANAMA BE GIVEN THE PANAMA CANAL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8911LDP2ONXBD2OZFA40TTTOI
    Media URN:
    VLVA8911LDP2ONXBD2OZFA40TTTOI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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