• Short Summary

    King Juan Carlos became the first Spanish monarch to visit Argentina for more than one hundred and fifty years when he flew into Buenos Aires on Sunday (26 November) for five-day visit and talks with Government leaders.

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    LV King Juan Carlos of Spain and Queen Sofia stepping down from walking across tarmac and greeted by Argentine President Jorge Videla and wife
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    SV King and party walking across tarmac
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    SV Queen Sofia and Senora Videla walking across tarmac
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    LV King Juan Carlos and Videla review guard of honour
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    Background: King Juan Carlos became the first Spanish monarch to visit Argentina for more than one hundred and fifty years when he flew into Buenos Aires on Sunday (26 November) for five-day visit and talks with Government leaders.

    SYNOPSIS: No Spanish King had set foot in the country since 1816, when Argentina declared itself independent of Spain. King Juan Carlos accompanied by the Queen Sofia, was met by Argentine President Jorge Videla, and his wife. He arrived from Peru on the last leg of a Latin American tour which included Mexico. The visit began amid speculation that the King may be asked to mediate in the Beagle Channel dispute between Argentina and Chile over three small islands at the southern tip of the continent. But there has been no confirmation that the monarch was ready to take the role.

    Instead, in talks later with the right-wing military junta, King Juan Carlos expressed concern about the detention in Argentina of Spanish nationals. In the past four years, thousands of people have been reported missing after allegedly being abducted by armed men claiming to be members of the security forces.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1UJJ8NS9N50DO27UQ5279LU8P
    Media URN:
    VLVA1UJJ8NS9N50DO27UQ5279LU8P
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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