A warm welcome was given to Victor Raul Haya de la Torre one of Latin America's legendary political figures, when he arrived in Venezuela for a seven day visit.
SV: Victor Raul Haya de la Torre founder of first Marxist revolutionary movement in America walks down aircraft steps.
SV PAN: Group including Luis Pinerua Ordaz, Gonzalo Barrios and Jaime Lusinchi walk forward
CU: Victor Raul Haya de la Torre being greeted (THREE SHOTS)
TV PAN: Torre being escorted through airport building
SV: Group with banners (Por la unidad latino Americana) singing
LV CU INT: Torre seated and talking to newsmen and official (TWO SHOTS)
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Background: A warm welcome was given to Victor Raul Haya de la Torre one of Latin America's legendary political figures, when he arrived in Venezuela for a seven day visit. Senor Haya Torre is known for having established the first non-Marxist revolutionary movement in Latin America.
SYNOPSIS: The entire executive committee of the ruling National Democratic Action Group turned out to greet the legendary figure, when he arrived at Caracas Airport on Wednesday (31 August). Senor Haya Torre, a Peruvian has been sent into exile several times by military governments and has twice been prevented from assuming the Presidency of Peru.
Among his most noted achievement of his American Popular Revolutionary Alliance. Now a left centre party in Peru, it played a significant part in the struggle to improve the lot of alienated Indigenous Indians after it was founded in 1924 during one of his exiles in Mexico. In 1918 he was one of the first to lead students in a movement with workers to obtain an 8 hour day.
Because of his achievements Senor Haya Torre, now 82, is regarded as a hero throughout Latin America especially among students and workers. Senor Haya Torre will be the guest of honour at several events in Venezuela and will be received by the Venezuelan President Carlos Peres. On Tuesday (6 September) he will travel to Washington where he'll be a guest of the World League of Human Rights and the Inter-American Association for Freedom and Democracy.