• Short Summary

    Left-wing guerrillas, fighting the military government in El Salvador have infiltrated the outskirts of the capital, San Salvador.

  • Description

    1.
    GV National Guardsmen searching for guerrillas on outskirts of San Salvador
    0.07

    2.
    SV Army patrol
    0.16

    3.
    GV Countryside on outskirts of San Salvador, troops firing (3 shots)
    0.29

    4.
    SV Troops in undergrowth (2 shots)
    0.36

    5.
    GV Troops at attention (2 shots)
    0.44

    6.
    SV US Ambassador to El Salvador, Dean Hinton speaks in English
    1.31

    7.
    GV Troops in lorries and trucks in San Salvador
    1.47

    8.
    SV PAN Hinton and El Salvadoran Foreign Minister Fidel Chaveb Mena walk in and sit down for load agreement signing
    2.11

    9.
    CU Loan agreement document
    2.14

    10.
    GV Loan agreement being signed by Ambassador and Foreign Minister
    2.27


    TRANSCRIPT: HINTON (SEQ 6): "There is no question that the subversives are better trained now, are fighting with tactical skill, have received reinforcements of highly trained specialist, such things as demolition, have additional weapons and lots more bazouka-type weapons, heavier weapons, lots more explosives, and there's no question about where it's coming from. Nor is there any question about their headquarters is. Some of you have actually visited their headquarters and it's not in El Salvador."





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    NOTE TO EDITORS: ALTERNATE PART BBC COMMENTARY IS AVAILABLE
    REPORTER: MARTIN BELL

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Left-wing guerrillas, fighting the military government in El Salvador have infiltrated the outskirts of the capital, San Salvador. National Guardsmen and soldiers combed the area on Monday (15 March) looking for the rebels. Guerrilla snipers shot at government troops further out of the city. The United States, which backs the government side, believes the military are gaining strength in the undeclared civil war but US Ambassador Dean Hinton concedes the rebels are putting up a strong challenge. On Monday (15 March) Ambassador Hinton signed a loan agreement with the Salvadoran Foreign Minister, Fidel Chaveb Mena. The 15 million dollar loan will be used to buy basic foodstuffs.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADANYFXWCS9N2HQSBE2BLAO1E4
    Media URN:
    VLVADANYFXWCS9N2HQSBE2BLAO1E4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/03/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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