• Short Summary

    JOAQUIN REIMUNDO MARTINEZ, A THIRTY YEAR OLD SOUTH AMERICAN, IS TRULY A MAN WITHOUT A COUNTRY.

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    JOAQUIN REIMUNDO MARTINEZ, A THIRTY YEAR OLD SOUTH AMERICAN, IS TRULY A MAN WITHOUT A COUNTRY.

    REIMUNDO ARRIVED AT PORT NEWARK (PART OF THE HARBOUR OF NEW YORK CITY) NOVEMBER 10TH ABOARD A BRITISH FREIGHTER, THE BRISTOL CITY. IT WAS HIS SECOND TRANS-ATLANTIC CROSSING ON THE SHIP. HE FIRST STOWED AWAY ABOARD THE BRISTOL CITY AT NORFOLK, VIRGINIA ON AUGUST 16TH. HE HAD THE HELP OF A SAILOR AND OCCUPIED HIS BUNK UNTIL OFFICERS OF THE BRISTOL CITY DISCOVERED (AUGUST 24) THAT THEY HAD A STOWAWAY ABOARD. WHEN HE ARRIVED IN ENGLAND AUTHORITIES AT AVON-MOUTH SENTENCED REIMUNDO TO FOUR WEEKS IMPRISONMENT FOR STOWING AWAY AND THEN PUT HIM BACK ABOARD THE BRISTOL CITY ON OCTOBER 29TH FOR THE RETURN TRIP TO THE UNITED STATES.

    WHEN HE ARRIVED IN ENGLAND HE HAD CLAIMED HE WAS A URUGUAYAN CITIZEN. BUT THAT COUNTRY'S EMBASSY REJECTED HIS CLAIM.

    PRIOR TO THAT ESCAPADE, REIMUNDO MADE HIS WAY FROM BRAZIL TO NORFOLK BY STOWING AWAY.

    REIMUNDO IS SINGLE AND HAD WORKED AS A SALESMAN. HE SAYS HE WANTS TO WORK IN NEW YORK. BUT U.S. AUTHORITIES HAVE NOT YET DECIDED WHAT THEY WILL DO WITH HIM. TODAY, HE IS STILL ABOARD THE BRISTOL CITY AT PORT NEWARK, AWAITING WORD ON HIS FUTURE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAETN8E6ZX551VE7BXHDKDY76D
    Media URN:
    VLVAAETN8E6ZX551VE7BXHDKDY76D
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/11/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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