• Short Summary

    DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN ARGENTINE PRESIDENT FRONDIZI AND MILITARY LEADERS AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE, BUENOS AIRES, WENT ON ALL DAY MARCH 28.

  • Description

    1.
    SV MILITARY GROUP LEAVES OFFICES.
    0.05

    2.
    GV CROWDS SWARMING AROUND FRONDIZI LEAVING OFFICE.
    0.11

    3.
    GV CROWDS RUNNING IN STREET (3 SHOTS).
    0.25

    4.
    LV CAR CARRYING FRONDIZI LEAVES BUILDING, HE WAVES.
    0.36

    5.
    GV CROWDS ON STEPS WAVING AND SHOUTING.
    0.42

    6.
    GV MASS CROWD ON STEPS.
    0.47

    7.
    CU (3 SHOTS) PEOPLE SHOUTING.
    0.57

    8.
    BV TROOPS ARRIVE AND WALK TOWARDS GOVERNMENT HOUSE.
    1.07

    9.
    GV TROOPS DISPERSE CROWDS OUTSIDE GOVERNMENT BUILDING.
    1.15

    10.
    TV SOLDIER PUSHING PEOPLE BACK.
    1.17

    11.
    TV DITTO.
    1.24

    12.
    SV TROOPS PUSHING CROWD.
    1.31

    13.
    GTV (3 SHOTS) MASS CROWDS IN STREET.
    1.49



    Initials EHR/V/AW/PB DD/V/AW/FW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN ARGENTINE PRESIDENT FRONDIZI AND MILITARY LEADERS AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE, BUENOS AIRES, WENT ON ALL DAY MARCH 28. THE MILITARY HAD BEEN TRYING TO FORCE FRONDIZI TO RESIGN, ALLEGING THAT HE HAD LOST HIS GRIP POLITICALLY AND COULD NO LONGER CONTROL EXTREMIST FACTIONS WITHIN THE COUNTRY.

    FRONDIZI LEFT HIS OFFICE IN GOVERNMENT HOUSE IN THE AFTERNOON AFTER REJECTING A THIRD, AND FINAL, DEMAND FOR HIS RESIGNATION. GOVERNMENT WORKERS APPLAUDED HIM AS HE LEFT AND SUPPORTERS IN THE STREET CHEERED AS HE DROVE AWAY TO HIS SUBURBAN RESIDENCE.

    MEANWHILE, THE MILITARY CHIEFS WERE CONTINUING THEIR DISCUSSIONS; AND IN THE EARLY HOURS OF THE NEXT MORNING ANNOUNCED THAT FRONDIZI HAD BEEN DEPOSED. A FEW HOURS LATER, FRONDIZI WAS ARRESTED AT HIS HOME AND PUT ON BOARD A PLANE FOR MARTIN GARCIA ISLAND IN THE RIVER PLANE.

    THE PRESSURE FOR FRONDIZI'S RESIGNATION HAD BEEN BUILDING UP SINCE MARCH 18, WHEN THE PARTY OF EXILED EX-PRESIDENT JUAN PERON GAINED SWEEPING ELECTION VICTORIES.

    THE DEPOSED PRESIDENT, VETERAN OF 34 PREVIOUS ATTEMPTS TO DEPOSE HIM, STILL RETAINED THE SUPPORT OF MANY PEOPLE IN BUENOS AIRES; AND A CROWD OF ABOUT A THOUSAND GATHERED OUTSIDE GOVERNMENT HOUSE, MAR. 29, TO DEMONSTRATE IN HIS FAVOUR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8QE54Y71H4DETV2K18O9A57EE
    Media URN:
    VLVA8QE54Y71H4DETV2K18O9A57EE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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