• Short Summary

    In Venezuela, the legendary guerrilla figure, Douglas Bravo, has re-emerged after eighteen years on the run in order to take advantage of a political amnesty offered by the government of President Herrera Campins.

  • Description

    In Venezuela, the legendary guerrilla figure, Douglas Bravo, has re-emerged after eighteen years on the run in order to take advantage of a political amnesty offered by the government of President Herrera Campins. A large crowd gathered to witness his re-appearance in the mountain town of Coro.

    SYNOPSIS: Many of the crowd had not even been born when Douglas Bravo began has underground campaign eighteen years ago.

    But for his mother and his wife. Bravo's re-appearance meant an end to nearly two decades of separation. His return from the nearby mountains where he had been fighting his anti-Government campaign was greeted with loud applause and cheering.

    To many of the local people, Bravo had become something of a legend since he first took up his guerrilla cause.

    A local singer performed a special folk song in his honour, and many of the audience joined in to welcome Bravo back home. The rally, held in his honour, had been organised by the left-wing Partido Revolucionario Venezolano -- the Venezuelan Revolutionary Party -- of which Bravo is now to take over the leadership.

    In his first legal speech for eighteen years, Bravo criticised the growing divisions among Venezuela's left-wing parties. He called upon the crowd to work towards setting up a unified leftist front -- a national "revolutionary, anti-capitalistic and anti-Northern American Party". Indeed, newspaper reports in Venezuela have recently been carrying stories of dialogues between the Venezuelan Revolutionary Party and "Ruptura", another left-wing group. But it is not known whether the Revolutionary Party will retain its familiar name -- "Douglista" in honour of its most famous member, Douglas Bravo.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9B6C6XAMX906H6R0H1H9DGNHS
    Media URN:
    VLVA9B6C6XAMX906H6R0H1H9DGNHS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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