• Short Summary

    Guerrillas in the Central American countries of Guatemala and E1 Salvador have attacked essential power lines and pylons while governments in both countries are cracking down on opposition forces.

  • Description

    Guatemala:


    1.
    GV Roadblock in Guatemala City
    0.07

    2.
    SV Police stop a car
    0.19

    3.
    SV Armed police stand in street. Police car at road block (3 shots)
    0.32

    4.
    GV Police outside office building, dead body lies on pavement SV body on pavement (4 shots)
    0.56

    5.
    GV Sabotaged pylon and power lines lying on ground (2 shots)
    1.06

    6.
    SV Workers repairing pylon
    1.27


    El Salvador:


    7.
    GV Dead bodies on ground on street in La Libertad
    1.37

    8.
    SV Dead woman lies on ground. CU dead bodies on ground, as other people look on (5 shots)
    1.50

    9.
    GV Fallen pylons lay on ground in view near Chaletenango
    2.04

    10.
    GV PAN OVER Fallen pylon with repairmen working on it (3 shots)
    2.22




    Initials BB





    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Guerrillas in the Central American countries of Guatemala and E1 Salvador have attacked essential power lines and pylons while governments in both countries are cracking down on opposition forces. A common sight in Guatemala City are the police and military roadblocks set up in the streets, where motorists are routinely stopped and questioned. On Tuesday (19 January), the military presence was even stronger in the city after the shooting of two people outside a large office building. Police say the assailants are unknown. In La Libertad on the El Salvadorean coast, six bodies littered one of the town's dusty streets. They were shot dead in what was seen as a tough crackdown by the government on guerrillas and sympathisers. Meanwhile, guerrillas launched successful attacks on power lines in the valley near the town of Chalentenango. Repairmen worked feverishly to restore the essential lines which had been destroyed in a bombing attack.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEX9B7N0NFV5PQJDQGXFIX2WKC
    Media URN:
    VLVAEX9B7N0NFV5PQJDQGXFIX2WKC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/01/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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