President Romulo Betancourt told 100,000 Venezuelans massed in Silencio Square November 1st that his government would tolerate no attempt to pin a "Fascistic or a Communistic" dictatorship on his country.
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Background: President Romulo Betancourt told 100,000 Venezuelans massed in Silencio Square November 1st that his government would tolerate no attempt to pin a "Fascistic or a Communistic" dictatorship on his country.
Film, shot in Caracas shows a demonstration in support of Betancourt's government, November 1st. It has been difficult to get out of Venezuela any film showing anti-government demonstrations, as working cameramen say they are unwilling to risk their livelihood.....
The farmers and workers from the country side around Caracas came in to the capital to attend this away as 500 miles. They carried flags, posters, with the inscription COMMUNISMO NO CASTRO NO
"The Venezuelan people got rid of their own dictator" said Betancourt (referring to ousted ex-President Marcos Perez Jimenez,) And ..... "are in no frame of mind to take orders from any foreign quarter.
Betancourt has just recalled the Venezuelan representative in Cuba "for discussion"
He said that the government was reluctant o use troops against the mobs, but added they had to do so when the mobs looted stores, robbed banks, and set fire to a number of automobiles. The actions of those troops have been very difficult to record photographically, but have been fully reported by wire services and foreign newspaper correspondents.
Betancourt was preceded on to the platform by a number of Union leaders who supported Betancourt's government, and condemned Cuba's "firing squad justice".