• Short Summary

    IN GUATEMALA DISCUSSIONS HAVE BEEN GOING ON AN ATTEMPT TO BREAK THE DEADLOCK THAT HAS DEVELOPED OVER THE KIDNAPPED WEST GERMAN AMBASSADOR, COURT KARL VON SPRET 1.

  • Description

    IN GUATEMALA DISCUSSIONS HAVE BEEN GOING ON AN ATTEMPT TO BREAK THE DEADLOCK THAT HAS DEVELOPED OVER THE KIDNAPPED WEST GERMAN AMBASSADOR, COURT KARL VON SPRET 1.

    A LEADING FIGURE IN THE FLURRY OF DISCUSSIONS HAS BEEN THE PAPAL DELEGATE, MONSIGNOR GEROLAME PRIGIONE, WHO HAS BEEN ACTING AS MEDIATOR BETWEEN THE KIDNAPPERS AND THE GUATEMALAN GOVERNMENT.

    COUNT VON SPRETI WAS KIDNAPPED FROM HIS CAR ON TUESDAY, MARCH THE 31ST. LEFT WING REBELS, WHO CLAIM THEY ARE HOLDING HIM, ARE DEMANDING 700,000 DOLLARS (292,000 POUNDS STERLING) RANSOM AND THE RELEASE OF 25 POLITICAL PRISONERS OR THEY SAY THEY WILL KILL THE AMBASSADOR. BUT THE GUATEMALAN GOVERNMENT REFUSED THE DEMAND.

    APPEALS TO THE GOVERNMENT TO CHANGE ITS DECISION HAVE BEEN MADE BY THE WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR, HERR WILLY BRANDT; THE WEST GERMANY CHARGE D' AFFAIRS IN GUATEMALA, HERR GERHARD MEKISCH, AND DIPLOMATS STATIONED IN GUATEMALA.

    DISCUSSIONS HAVE BEEN HELD AT MONSIGNOR PRIGIONE'S RESIDENCE, THE WEST GERMAN EMBASSY, AND GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AS THE REPEAT THEIR DEMAND AND GIVE NEW DEADLINES FOR THE EXCHANGE.

    BUT THE LATEST REPORTS FROM GUATEMALA SAY THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS REPEATED THAT IT WILL NOT ACCEDE TO THE REBEL DEMANDS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8RJY8G4NKMU0N5WEP22L8Z9TU
    Media URN:
    VLVA8RJY8G4NKMU0N5WEP22L8Z9TU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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