A bomb explosion temporarily knocked out transmission for a television station in the Northern Chilean township of Antofagasta just before Cuban Prime Minister Dr.
A bomb explosion temporarily knocked out transmission for a television station in the Northern Chilean township of Antofagasta just before Cuban Prime Minister Dr. Fidel Castro arrived on Thursday (November 11).
It was the only violent incident to marr the otherwise peaceful visit to Chile of Dr Castro.
Dr. Castro arrived in Santiago on Wednesday at the start of an official Visit expected to last for ten days. On Thursday the Cuban leader called on Chilean President, Salvador Allende at the Casa Moneda in Santiago. Later, he laid a wreath at the Bernard O'Higgins monument.
SYNOPSIS: Cuban Prime minister, Fidel Castro, on Thursday continued his ten-day tour of Chile when he called on Chilean President Salvador Allende, at the Casa Moneda in Santiago. So far only a minor bomb explosion, believed to have been eat off by right-wing extremists, has marred the Cuban leader's tour of Chile.
The Casa Moneda contains the offices of Dr. Allende and the headquarters of many of the country's Government departments. It was here that the two leaders met amongst strict security precautions.
After the meeting, Dr. Castro was driven to a monument commemorating Chilean national hero, Bernard O'higgins.
The Chilean tour is Dr. Castro's first trip outside of Cuba for eight years. He has dismissed reports of ill-health and claimed he had been suffering from only a heavy cold during the recent visit to Cuba of Soviet Prime Minister Alexei Kosygin.
The Cuban leader claimed he was now in excellent health, adding that he would have travelled to Chile on a stretcher if necessary.