• Short Summary

    FORMER PRESIDENT JUAN BOSCH RETURNED TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ON THURSDAY APRIL 16 AFTER MORE THAN THREE YEARS OF SELF-IMPOSED EXILE.

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    MV AIRPORT
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    MV DOMINICAN FLAG
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    MV CROWDS AT AIRPORT
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    MCU JUAN BOSCH (4 SHOTS)
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    MV JUAN BOSCH IN CAR DRIVING AWAY CROWDS
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: FORMER PRESIDENT JUAN BOSCH RETURNED TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ON THURSDAY APRIL 16 AFTER MORE THAN THREE YEARS OF SELF-IMPOSED EXILE. HIS ARRIVAL HAS TOUCHED OFF RIOTS AND DEMONSTRATIONS WHICH HAVE CAUSED THE DEATHS OF AT LEAST THREE PEOPLE IN THE CAPITAL, SANTO DOMINGO.

    THE FOUNDER OF THE DOMINICAN REVOLUTIONARY PARTY HAS ARRIVED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE REPUBLIC'S WORST POLITICAL CRISIS IN RECENT YEARS. HIGH TENSION WAS CAUSED BY THE ORIGINAL REFUSAL OF THE PRESENT HEAD OF STATE, PRESIDENT BALAGUER, TO TAKE LEAVE OF ABSENCE UNTIL ELECTIONS NEXT MONTH. HOWEVER, AFTER THREATS BY THE FOUR OPPOSITION PARTIES THAT THEY WOULD BOYCOTT THE ELECTIONS UNLESS HE DID, PRESIDENT BALAGUER SAID HE WOULD TAKE LEAVE AND PLACE THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT IN CHARGE OF THE COUNTRY.

    BEFORE LEAVING PRESIDENT BALAGUER WARNED MR. BOSCH THAT HIS PRESENCE IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC WOULD NOT BE TOLERATED IF HE PLANNED TO OBSTRUCT THE ELECTIONS. AND POLICE FIRED ON 5,000 OF HIS SUPPORTERS DEMONSTRATING IN THE STREETS, KILLING AT LEAST THREE AND INJURING 13.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABQYBYD29XFG3M9ZQUH46HDLHV
    Media URN:
    VLVABQYBYD29XFG3M9ZQUH46HDLHV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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