Tension increased in Argentina on Tuesday (October 9) while in the capital Buenos Aires preparations continued for the inauguration on Friday (12) October) of General Juan Peron as president of Argentina.
GV Buenos Aires Congress building (3 shots)
CU Poster of Isabel Peron pull out to GV traffic.
SV's & GV Posters of Peron (4 shots)
SV Workmen removing election hoardings from walls (3 shots)
GV Casa Rosada (the pink house) (2 shots)
GV PAN Across Bus drivers Demonstration outside Casa Rosada (2 shots)
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GV Buses parked outside Casa Rosada (3 shots)
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Background: Tension increased in Argentina on Tuesday (October 9) while in the capital Buenos Aires preparations continued for the inauguration on Friday (12) October) of General Juan Peron as president of Argentina.
There were four bomb explosions in the industrial city of Cordoba, while police hunted for the killer of another assassinated trade union official.
Within a week of his landslide victory in the election for President, General Peron ordered an all out war on Marxists and tighter discipline in the Peronist movement. Observers fear a fresh confrontation between sections in the movement could result.
On Tuesday police used tear gas and rubber bullets to break up a demonstration by bus drives in front of the Casa Rosada, the Presidential Palace where Juan Peron will receive the presidential sash and baton from outgoing Provisional President, Raul Lastiri.
They blocked the roads surrounding the Palace with their buses to protest against the kidnapping of a leading member of their union.
In preparation for the inauguration workmen have begun cleaning the political slogans of the walls of the city and removing election hoardings.
General Peron first suggested that Buenos Aires needed a clean-up soon after he returned home after 18 years in exile. "How dirty the city looks", he commented.
A clean-up campaign has now become an act of homage to the man who begins his third term as president of Argentina of Friday.
SYNOPSIS: The Argentina's Congress Building in Buenos Aires Where on Friday General Juan Peron will be sworn in for his third term as President before both chambers of Congress.
General Peron and his third wife Isabel, who ran as vice President, had a landslide victory in last months Presidential election. Peron won nearly sixty two per cent of the votes cast.
But now it is time for the election hoardings to come down. A clean up campaign is getting underway to remove the slogans of three recent elections from the walls of the city.
At the Casa Rosada, the Presidential Palace on Friday, General Peron will receive the presidential sash an baton from outgoing Provisional President Raul Lastiri.
But on Tuesday - a very different scene outside the Casa Rosada. But drivers protesting against the kid napping of a leading member of their.
Later police used tear gas and rubber bullets to scatter the demonstrators.
But as the inauguration approached so tension increased. General Peron ordered all out war on marxists, violence has increased, and observers fear fresh confrontations within the Peronist movement.