• Short Summary

    DESPITE APPEALS FOR AN UPRISING FROM DEPOSED PRESIDENT ARNULFO ARIAS, COLONEL PINHILLA, ONE OF THE LEADERS OF THE NATIONAL GUARD-BACKED COUP, HAS BEEN INSTALLED AS PANAMA'S PRESIDENT.

  • Description

    DESPITE APPEALS FOR AN UPRISING FROM DEPOSED PRESIDENT ARNULFO ARIAS, COLONEL PINHILLA, ONE OF THE LEADERS OF THE NATIONAL GUARD-BACKED COUP, HAS BEEN INSTALLED AS PANAMA'S PRESIDENT.

    SOME MAKESHIFT BARRICADES APPEARED IN THE STREETS AT THE WEEKEND AND NATIONAL GUARDSMEN SCATTERED STRIKING STUDENTS.

    THE 5,000-STRONG PANAMA NATIONAL GUARD, THE COUNTRY'S ONLY MILITARY FORCE, HAS TWICE BEFORE IN 1941 AND 1951 DEPOSED DR ARIAS FROM THE PRESIDENCY. NOW HE HAS TAKEN REFUGE IN THE U.S. CONTROLLED CANAL ZONE WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF HIS 11-DAYS-OLD GOVERNMENT. HE IS URGING RESISTANCE TO THE NEW REGIME AND A COUNTER COUP OVER A CLANDESTINE RADIO.

    IN PANAMA, COLONEL JOSE MARIA PINHILLA, HAS BEEN INSTALLED AS PRESIDENT AND HAS NAMED A BROADLY REPRESENTATIVE CABINET. HE IS SUPPORTED BY THE FORMER NATIONAL GUARD COMMANDER WHO ACCUSES DR ARIAS OF HAVING VIOLATED AN AGREEMENT PROMISING NO REPRISALS AGAINST GUARDSMEN WHO THWARTED AN ATTEMPT TO OVERTHROW THE THEN HEAD OF STATE, PRESIDENT MARCO ROBLES, LAST FEBRUARY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABYW6WLHGY5EP2NCNV3TJ088ZN
    Media URN:
    VLVABYW6WLHGY5EP2NCNV3TJ088ZN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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