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    SAN PEDRO SULA, HONDURAS

    Twelve leftist guerrillas ended their eight-day occupation of the Chamber of Commerce building in the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula on September 25, and freed the remaining 32 hostages.

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    TAVERNA: (September 24)
    1. GV Mediator walking from building of San Pedro Sula's Chamber of Commerce building and getting into car after securing release of hostages. 0.16
    2. GV Hostages leaving building and boarding coach. (3 shots) 0.49
    3. SV Coach departs and hostages wave. (2 SHOTS) 1.17
    Visnews New York (September 25)
    4. GV Troops with guns arriving at airport in armoured car and standing guard. (2 SHOTS) 1.24
    5. GV Coach arrives at airport. (2 SHOTS) 1.36
    6. GV Security helicopter rises overhead. 1.40
    7. GV Guerrillas leaving coach and boarding aircraft. 2.00
    8. GV Solider on guard as aircraft taxies down runway. (2 SHOTS) 2.09
    9. GV Security helicopter flying over at airport as plane takes off. (2 SHOTS) 2.24
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    Background: SAN PEDRO SULA, HONDURAS

    Twelve leftist guerrillas ended their eight-day occupation of the Chamber of Commerce building in the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula on September 25, and freed the remaining 32 hostages. The prisoners -- including two cabinet ministers were released at the airport by their captors, who boarded a Panamanian Air Force plane provided for them. According to the Honduran newspaper La Tribuna, Honduran President Robert Suazo Cordova had personally asked Panama's President Roberto de la Espriella for the aircraft. A military spokesman said the plane was bound for Cuba with a possible stop-over in Panama. But none of the guerrillas' demands were met. They had allegedly insisted that political prisoners from several Central American countries held in Honduras be released. They also demanded the withdrawal of United States military advisers from Honduras. The 32 hostages were the last of about 70 freed since the guerrillas stormed the Chamber of Commerce building on September 17 and seized more than 100 businessmen and government officials.

    Source: REUTERS - MICHELE TAVERNA/REUTERS NEW YORK

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    Film ID:
    VLVA33P25VK3W8UU0LU1EIQWV60P4
    Media URN:
    VLVA33P25VK3W8UU0LU1EIQWV60P4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/09/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:23:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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