• Short Summary

    IT IS REPORTED THAT THE BOLIVIAN GOVERNMENT HAS TAKEN THE UNUSUAL STEP OF ASKING ARGENTINA TO SEND GROUND TROOPS INTO BOLIVIAN TERRITORY TO HELP STAMP OUT INSURGENT FORCES OPERATING IN RUGGED MOUNTAIN COUNTRY NEAR THE FRONTIER SEPARATING THE TWO COUNTRIES.

  • Description

    IT IS REPORTED THAT THE BOLIVIAN GOVERNMENT HAS TAKEN THE UNUSUAL STEP OF ASKING ARGENTINA TO SEND GROUND TROOPS INTO BOLIVIAN TERRITORY TO HELP STAMP OUT INSURGENT FORCES OPERATING IN RUGGED MOUNTAIN COUNTRY NEAR THE FRONTIER SEPARATING THE TWO COUNTRIES. UNCONFIRMED REPORTS SAY THAT FORMER CUBAN FINANCE MINISTER MAJOR ERNESTO CHE GUEVARA IS LEADING THE INSURGENTS.

    ARGENTINA HAS BEEN SENDING FOOD, CLOTHING, AMMUNITION AND OTHER SUPPLIES TO BOLIVIA, BUT DISPATCHING TROOPS IS ANOTHER MATTER. ONE RESULTING PROBLEM IS THAT ARGENTINA DOES NOT HAVE THE TROOPS TO SPARE. ANOTHER INVOLVES TERRITORIAL DISPUTES THAT MIGHT ARISE WITH SOLDIERS OF ONE NATION ON THE SOIL OF ANOTHER.

    BUT THE URGENCY OF THE CRISIS IS WIDELY RECOGNISED. AMERICAN JOURNALISTS IN LA PAZ SAY THE BOLIVIAN REQUEST APPEARS TO DEMONSTRATE THE GOVERNMENT'S INCREASING CONCERN OVER THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE INSURGENTS, BOTH MILITARY AND PSYCHOLOGICALLY AND THE CORRESPONDING INEFFECTIVENESS OF BOLIVIAN TROOPS IN DEALING WITH THE SITUATION.

    THE INSURGENTS ARE WELL ORGANISED AND ARMED WITH MODERN WEAPONS.

    IN LA PAZ, THERE IS A CRISIS ATMOSPHERE. NEWSPAPERS GIVE DAILY REPORTS OF INSURGENT ACTIVITIES, WHICH ADD TO THE GROWING SENSE OF ALARM AMONG MANY OF THE PEOPLE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB9Z5B42J3O41NRWKZB87MJ29W
    Media URN:
    VLVAB9Z5B42J3O41NRWKZB87MJ29W
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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