Cyrus Vance, the American Secretary of State has arrived in Bolivia for the annual meeting of the Organisation of American States.
SV PULL OUT TO GV Military police in front of airport building and on rood
GV U.S. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and wife down steps of aircraft and greeted as security police look on
GV Vance walking on tarmac and entering car (2 shots)
GV Car with heavy escort drives off
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Background: Cyrus Vance, the American Secretary of State has arrived in Bolivia for the annual meeting of the Organisation of American States. However, it didn't take long for his host, President Walter Guevara to launch an attack on plans by the U.S. to sell of huge quantities of its tin reserves.
SYNOPSIS: The security arrangement laid on for the arrival of the U.S. Secretary of State were elaborate, but not unusual for Bolivia.
When Mr. Vance did arrive he stepped into the middle of a controversy with his host, President Walter Guevara. Mr. Guevara is annoyed with a plan by the U.S. to sell of vast amounts of its tin reserves -- a commodity from which Bolivia earns half of its foreign reserves. The sale was authorised on October 16th by the U.S. Congress. It means that thirty-five thousand tonnes of stockpiled American tin will find its way onto the world market later this year and Bolivia fears that the glut of tin on the market will seriously affect the world price and possibly even shatter its fragile economy.
Other delegates from the twenty-seven member countries have also arrived in Bolivia for the week of talks.