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    PRESIDENT BETANCOURT OF VENEZUELA- ON THE EVE OF HIS VISIT TO AMERICA TODAY.HE'D STOPPED OVER?

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    PRESIDENT BETANCOURT OF VENEZUELA- ON THE EVE OF HIS VISIT TO AMERICA TODAY.HE'D STOPPED OVER IN SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO ON HIS WAY TO SEE PRESIDENT KENNEDY DESPITE TERRORIST ATTEMPTS AT HOME TO SABOTAGE THE VISIT.

    PRESIDENT BETANCOURT AND HIS WIFE WERE GREETED BY PUERTO RICO'S GOVERNOR, A SMALL ARMY OF PLAIN CLOTHESMEN FOR SECURITY, AND SOME 50,00 CHEERING PUERTO RICANS.LATER IN A BRIEF AIRPORT SPEECH, BETANCOURT EXPRESSED CONFIDENCE IN THE SURVIVAL OF HIS GOVERNMENT BECAUSE OF SUPPORT FROM HIS PEOPLE.

    THE VENEZUELAN CAPITAL, CARACAS, BEARS RESEMBLANCE TO AN ARMED CAMP THESE DAYS BECAUSE OF TERRORIST THREATS.THE JOURNAL, AN ENGLISH LANGUAGE NEWSPAPERS, IS UNDER CONSTANT GUARD.COMMUNISTS PLANTED TWO BOMBS THERE IN 1961 A FEW DAYS BEFORE PRESIDENT KENNEDY VISITED THE CITY.STRICT SECURITY HAS EXTENDED TO GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS.POLICE ALLEGE THE TERRORISTS ARE PLOTTING TO ASSASSINATE A NUMBER OF VENEZUELAN OFFICIALS.

    MOSTLY HOWEVER THEY'VE RESORTED TO ROBBERY AND ARSON - STAGING A SERIES OF HIT-AND-RUN HOLDUPS AND BOMB ATTACKS.TO CREATED TENSION WITH THE UNITED STATES, THE TERRORISTS HAVE SINGLED OUT AMERICAN-OWNED BUSINESSES.TEN DAYS AGO AN AMERICAN WAREHOUSE WAS BURNED DOWN.THE AMERICAN EMBASSY IS ALSO GETTING SPECIAL PROTECTION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADPQ7ECSIS3N38TJWKCPBKKLNQ
    Media URN:
    VLVADPQ7ECSIS3N38TJWKCPBKKLNQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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