• Short Summary

    The Presidents of Colombia, Venezuela and Panama have met on a boat anchored in a river on the border of Venezuela and Colombia to discuss territorial rights after the flooded Orinoco river moved course, cutting off a piece of Venezuelan land and effectively making it Colombian territory.

  • Description

    The Presidents of Colombia, Venezuela and Panama have met on a boat anchored in a river on the border of Venezuela and Colombia to discuss territorial rights after the flooded Orinoco river moved course, cutting off a piece of Venezuelan land and effectively making it Colombian territory.

    SYNOPSIS: Seasonal flooding by the Orinoco border river has also claimed many lives and flooded about 50 villages. But a true estimate of the damage cannot be made because of the inaccessibility of the hundreds of small islands in the river. The river border has also caused disputes between people living on both sides of the Orinoco. The Venezuelan and Colombian leaders had originally planned to meet in a tent on this bridge.

    But they finally decided on this floating dredge at Aracua, on the border.

    Security was tight as the leaders, Venezuela's President Carlos Perez, President Alfonso Lopez Michelsen of Colombia, and the Panamanian head of state, General Omar Torrijos, arrived for the meeting. Another topic of the meeting was to be Panama's negotiations with the United States over control of the Panama canal.

    This was the fourth conference between the three heads of state in the past two years. Some of the topics of this meeting were delicate, and reporters were barred.

    President Peres told reporters after the three leaders emerged from six hours of discussions, that Venezuela and Colombia would support Panama in its bid for control of the canal. The three leaders re-iterated their opposition to what they called "all forms of colonialism."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEZ00UBON3NS60TEHRHP032917
    Media URN:
    VLVAEZ00UBON3NS60TEHRHP032917
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/07/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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