• Short Summary

    In Uruguay, President Juan Maria Bordaberry, has tightened his grip on the country by banning left-wing political parties and student organisations.

  • Description

    In Uruguay, President Juan Maria Bordaberry, has tightened his grip on the country by banning left-wing political parties and student organisations.

    The military-backed President, who seized absolute power in June and has ruled by decree over since, shut down the Communist Party newspaper El Popular and the left-wing daily Cronica permanently. Both had been closed down several times already under tough new censorship laws.

    The Soviet Ambassador was summoned to the Foreign Ministry and told that Uruguay would take a most serious view of any activities carried out under diplomatic immunity which could be held to interfere with the country's internal or international policies. He was told he would be held responsible for any actions the government had to take as the result of any such activities.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADY73F06NVK789ZAZIZG550KZC
    Media URN:
    VLVADY73F06NVK789ZAZIZG550KZC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/12/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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