A funeral service with full military honours was held in the Bolivian capital, La Paz, on Saturday (15 May) for the murdered Bolivian Ambassador to France, General Joaquin Zenteno Anaya.
GV Guard of honour escorts coffin through streets
SVs Coffin on gun-carriage (2 shots)
SVs Coffin carried into Cathedral for funeral service (2 shots)
CU INT Guard of honour
CU PAN ALONG Coffin
CUs Ambassador's widow and family (2 shots)
SV PAN FROM Priest TO President Banzer during service
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Background: A funeral service with full military honours was held in the Bolivian capital, La Paz, on Saturday (15 May) for the murdered Bolivian Ambassador to France, General Joaquin Zenteno Anaya. The General, who led part of a military force which killed Latin American revolutionary Che Guevara in 1967, was shot dead by a gunman in a Paris street last Tuesday (11 May). A group calling itself the "Che Guevara Bridage" later claimed responsibility for the killing -- saying it was in reprisal for the General's part in Guevara's death. The gunman escaped.
A Bolivian police chief said other Government officials had received anonymous death threats since General Zenteno's assassination.
The General's body was buried on Sunday (16 May) in his home town of Cochabamba, south east of La Paz.
General Zenteno was the fifth Bolivian involved in Guevara's killing to meet with a violent death.