• Short Summary

    BOGOTA, COLOMBIA

    Two people were killed and eleven others injured when a bomb exploded in an airline office in Bogota on May 22.Police said the blast occurred shortly after a group of six youths entered the offices of the Honduran airline Sahsa demanding to see the manager.A dissident guerrilla group opposed to a planned ceasefire by Colombia's largest rebel group claimed responsibility for the blast.Two members of the Commando Ricardo Franco group were injured in the airline explosion.In a communique sent to the local press, the group said it was also responsible for smaller bombs at the U.S.and Chinese diplomatic premises in Bogota.They said the action was in protest against US policy in Central America.Police said nine bombs exploded that night, including one in the southwestern town of Cali.The renewed violence has cast doubts over the possibility of implementing the truce between President Belisario Betancur's government and Colombia's largest guerrilla group.The agreement, reached after months of negotiation, was designed to allow the Colombian Armed Revolutionary Forces (FARC) a one-year trial period to organise itself politically, economically and socially.Since taking office in August 1982, Betancur has worked to end guerrilla violence which has claimed more than 20,000 members of M-19, have shunned the agreement with the government, and claim conditions are not yet right for peace in Colombia.

  • Description

    1. SV PAN Broken glass and debris TO demand building 0.16
    2. SV INTERIOR Wreckage and human remains covered by sheet (2 shots) 0.32
    3. CU ZOOM OUT Photograph of aircraft TO damaged furniture and wreckage ceiling and floor and people searching among wreckage (3 shots) 0.56
    4. SV EXTERIOR ZOOM OUT Broken windows 1.04
    5. GV PAN Entrance to building and SV body removed by police 1.30
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    Background: BOGOTA, COLOMBIA

    Two people were killed and eleven others injured when a bomb exploded in an airline office in Bogota on May 22.Police said the blast occurred shortly after a group of six youths entered the offices of the Honduran airline Sahsa demanding to see the manager.A dissident guerrilla group opposed to a planned ceasefire by Colombia's largest rebel group claimed responsibility for the blast.Two members of the Commando Ricardo Franco group were injured in the airline explosion.In a communique sent to the local press, the group said it was also responsible for smaller bombs at the U.S.and Chinese diplomatic premises in Bogota.They said the action was in protest against US policy in Central America.Police said nine bombs exploded that night, including one in the southwestern town of Cali.The renewed violence has cast doubts over the possibility of implementing the truce between President Belisario Betancur's government and Colombia's largest guerrilla group.The agreement, reached after months of negotiation, was designed to allow the Colombian Armed Revolutionary Forces (FARC) a one-year trial period to organise itself politically, economically and socially.Since taking office in August 1982, Betancur has worked to end guerrilla violence which has claimed more than 20,000 members of M-19, have shunned the agreement with the government, and claim conditions are not yet right for peace in Colombia.

    Source: ALVARO HENRIQUEZ

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABCC5Q8RGT4RPUP48CD50UOTSO
    Media URN:
    VLVABCC5Q8RGT4RPUP48CD50UOTSO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/05/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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