• Short Summary

    IN BRAZIL, A PRO-CASTRO GROUP CALLED THE "CUBAN SOLIDARITY CONGRESS" -- BANNED FROM MEETING IN RIO DE JANEIRO -- MOVED ACROSS THE BAY OF GUANABARA TO NITEROI ON TUESDAY TO AVOID THE ARREST OF ITS ORGANISERS BY THE GUANABARA STATE POLICE.

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    IN BRAZIL, A PRO-CASTRO GROUP CALLED THE "CUBAN SOLIDARITY CONGRESS" -- BANNED FROM MEETING IN RIO DE JANEIRO -- MOVED ACROSS THE BAY OF GUANABARA TO NITEROI ON TUESDAY TO AVOID THE ARREST OF ITS ORGANISERS BY THE GUANABARA STATE POLICE.

    THE CONGRESS WAS PROHIBITED BY CARLOS LACERDA, ANTI-COMMUNIST GOVERNOR OF GUANABARA STATE, WHERE RIO IS LOCATED.THE GOVERNOR TOOK THIS ACTION DESPITE THE FACT THAT FORTY BRAZILIAN CONGRESSMEN WANTED THE RALLY TO BE HELD IN RIO.

    AT NITEROI, STRONG FORCES OF POLICE WERE ON GUARD BUT THE PREDICTED CROWD OF CASTRO SYMPATHISERS DID NOT MATERIALISE.RIO POLICE HAD ARRESTED 53 PEOPLE WHO TRIED TO LEAVE FOR NITEROI, AND ONLY A FEW HUNDRED ATTENDED THE MEETING.

    THE MAIN THEME OF THE MEETING WAS REPORTED TO BE A DENUNCIATION OF BRAZILIAN FINANCE MINISTERS FRANCISCO SAN TIAGO DANTAS FOR SEEKING AMERICAN AID FOR BRAZIL.

    ONE OF THE LEADING SPEAKERS WAS FRANCISCO JULIAO, SAID TO BE A CLOSE FRIEND OF PRIME MINISTER CASTRO.THE CHAIRMAN, MR.LEITE, BLAMED THE POOR ATTENDANCE ON WHAT HE CALLED THE "FASCIST MEASURES" OF GOVERNOR LACERDA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC7WBYKSBGYWI1LF9037LR05C3
    Media URN:
    VLVAC7WBYKSBGYWI1LF9037LR05C3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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