• Short Summary

    Security forces killed a woman and a man they claimed were guerrillas in a house situated in a quiet residential area of Guatemala City.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Onlookers outside guerrilla house (2 shots)
    0.10

    2.
    GV Bullet-damaged house exterior, PULL BACK TILT DOWN police in garden
    0.18

    3.
    SV PULL BACK Arms cache, radio and guerrilla manual
    0.26

    4.
    GV PAN Bullet holes in wall
    0.34

    5.
    GV ZOOM INTO SCU Body of guerrilla
    0.46

    6.
    SV Remains of barricade inside building
    1.00

    7.
    SV Body
    1.04

    8.
    GV ZOOM INTO SCU Books on warfare and ammunition
    1.10

    9.
    SV/SV Guerrilla arms and false number plates (2 shots)
    1.22

    10.
    GV Police standing by with captured material
    1.26

    11.
    GV Policeman escorting young boy
    1.34




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Security forces killed a woman and a man they claimed were guerrillas in a house situated in a quiet residential area of Guatemala City. The forces moved into the house after a 45 minute gun battle with a guerrilla group. Gun battles are becoming something of a regular occurrence in Guatemala City and the surrounding countryside. Ninety-two people have been killed and 286 wounded in the latest wave of political violence. The dead included 18 security officers killed in clashes with guerrillas. About 3,500 people were killed in Guatemala last year in violence involving left-wing guerrillas who are trying to overthrow the government and security forces who are backed by extreme right-wing groups.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAUJKYOFWNVK8S87681PLRRUHL
    Media URN:
    VLVAAUJKYOFWNVK8S87681PLRRUHL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/01/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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