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The Minister in Honduras ( Morales ) to the Secretary of State


80. Imposition of Arias by Carlos Lagos and Ministers of Fomento, Gobernacion, and Public Instruction has become more pronounced each day. Cabinet is now controlled by Lagos, and he plans to use coercive measures during the last few days preceding the elections. President does not believe that his brother-in-law12 is working against his interests. His private secretary has warned him but he refuses to believe what his secretary says. His secretary requested me to convince the President that the Lagos faction in the Cabinet is engaged in intrigue. Situation undoubtedly is critical. Carias faction plan to start a revolution if they notice any signs of imposition on first day of elections when officials are chosen to preside at the polls.

  1. Carlos Lagos.