• Short Summary

    SENOR JOSE MARIA VELASCO IBARNA, THE DEPOSED PRESIDENT OF ECUADOR, - WHO HAS BEEN IN POLITICAL EXILE THREE TIMES DURING HIS 4 TERMS IN OFFICE - WAS ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WIFE NOVEMBER 11 WHEN HE FLEW INTO BUENOS AIRES TO GO INTO EXILE IN ARGENTINA.

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    SENOR JOSE MARIA VELASCO IBARNA, THE DEPOSED PRESIDENT OF ECUADOR, - WHO HAS BEEN IN POLITICAL EXILE THREE TIMES DURING HIS 4 TERMS IN OFFICE - WAS ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WIFE NOVEMBER 11 WHEN HE FLEW INTO BUENOS AIRES TO GO INTO EXILE IN ARGENTINA. BEFORE BOARDING HIS PLANE AT QUITO THE FORMER PRESIDENT HAD SHOUTED TO THE CROWDS: "I PROTEST AGAINST BEING EXPELLED FROM MY OWN COUNTRY BY AROSEMENA".

    RIOTING STARTED IN SEVERAL ECUADOREAN TOWNS WHEN, ON OCTOBER 19, VICE-PRESIDENT AROSEMENA ANNOUNCED THAT CONGRESS WOULD INSTITUTE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS PRESIDENT VELASCO IBARRA TO REMOVE HIM FROM OFFICE. FOUR POLITICAL PARTIES ACCUSED IBARRA OF LEADING THE COUNTRY INTO "DISORDER, CHAOS, DICTATORSHIP AND OPPRESSION".

    FOLLOWING CIVILIAN AND MILITARY DEMONSTRATIONS, AND AN ABORTIVE ATTEMPT BY THE ARMY TO INSTALL THEIR OWN CANDIDATE, DR. AROSEMENA WAS ENABLED BY THE SUPPORT OF THE AIR FORCE TO ASSUME THE PRESIDENCY ON NOVEMBER 7.

    THE SAME DAY, SENOR VELASCO IBARRA TOOK REFUGE IN THE MEXICAN EMBASSY AFTER HIS GOVERNMENT FELL, AND THE MILITARY DECLARED IT COULD NO LONGER GUARANTEE HIS SAFETY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9ZZZHHUH54WW0OYP3BGAJQYSW
    Media URN:
    VLVA9ZZZHHUH54WW0OYP3BGAJQYSW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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