• Short Summary

    URUGUAYAN BANKER AND MANAGING EDITOR OF THE NEWSPAPERS "LA MANANA" AND "EL DIARIO", GAETANO PELLEGRINI GIAMPIETRO WHO WAS KIDNAPPED 72 DAYS AGO BY A LEFT-WING TERRORIST ORGANISATION, WAS FREED EARLY LAST FRIDAY (21 NOVEMBER) AFTER CLOSE FRIENDS DONATED 15 MILLION PESOS (ABOUT 25,000 POUND STERLING) TO A HOSPITAL.

  • Description

    URUGUAYAN BANKER AND MANAGING EDITOR OF THE NEWSPAPERS "LA MANANA" AND "EL DIARIO", GAETANO PELLEGRINI GIAMPIETRO WHO WAS KIDNAPPED 72 DAYS AGO BY A LEFT-WING TERRORIST ORGANISATION, WAS FREED EARLY LAST FRIDAY (21 NOVEMBER) AFTER CLOSE FRIENDS DONATED 15 MILLION PESOS (ABOUT 25,000 POUND STERLING) TO A HOSPITAL.

    PELLEGRINI, 42, W S UNHURT BUT APPARENTLY EXHAUSTED WHEN HE SPOKE TO INTERVIEWERS AT A PRESS CONFERENCE OUTSIDE A MONTEVIDEO POLICE STATION.

    PELLEGRINI WAS ABANDONED ON A QUAY AT BUCEO YACHTING PORT JUST OUTSIDE CENTRAL MONTEVIDEO. HIS CAPTORS, MEMBERS OF THE TUPAMAROS ORGANISATION, - FIRST URBAN GUERRILLA GROUP TO SPRING UP IN SOUTH AMERICA - FREED HIM AFTER 'PHONING HIS CLOSE FRIEND, DR. EUGENIO BAROFIO, WHO PICKED HIM UP IN HIS CAR AND TOOK HIM HOME TO BE REUNITED WITH HIS WIFE.

    ITALIAN-BORN PELLEGRINI, WHOSE FATHER WAS MUSSOLINI'S FINANCE MINISTER WAS KIDNAPPED BY TWO GUNMEN ON THE 9 SEPTEMBER AS HE SAT IN A CAR OUTSIDE HIS NEWSPAPER OFFICE.

    THE INCIDENT WAS CONNECTED WITH A BANK CLERK'S STRIKE. PELLEGRINI, WHO IS ALSO A LAWYER AND A SENIOR MEMBER OF THE URUGUAYAN BANK ASSOCIATION, HAD BEEN INVOLVED IN ABORTIVE NEGOTIATIONS AIMED AT SETTLING THE STRIKE.

    TWO WEEKS AFTER THE KIDNAPPING THE TUPAMAROS WARNED THE POLICE TO ABANDON THE SEARCH IF THEY DID NOT WANT TO ENDANGER THE KIDNAPPED MAN'S LIFE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD0TJ6SIQYPU4N4QB0HNSZU14J
    Media URN:
    VLVAD0TJ6SIQYPU4N4QB0HNSZU14J
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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