824.00/171: Telegram

The Minister in Bolivia ( Maginnis ) to the Secretary of State

13. Your 3, January 27, 5 p.m. Saavedra inaugurated this afternoon, will probably announce Cabinet within next few days. Convention will now take up various proposed amendments to Constitution including question, whether or not it will constitute itself the Congress of Bolivia or call for elections.2 Railway strike settled today. Situation perfectly tranquil. Understand minority will return to convention tomorrow or Monday. In my opinion there is no danger of disturbances at present, only question is whether Saavedra will secure cooperation of other leaders in forming strong government. I suggest waiting for few days before recognizing.

Maginnis
  1. The convention voted June 17, 1921, to constitute itself the Congress of Bolivia (file no. 824.00/217).