817.00 Bandit Activities, 1931/83: Telegram

The Vice Consul at Bluefields ( Rowe ) to the Secretary of State

Marines which were landed at Bluefields April 18, today returned to U.S.S. Sacramento since a part of the Guardia patrol at El Gallo has returned to Bluefields. Commander of the eastern area Guardia reports that in his belief all bandit forces of consequence left eastern Nicaragua and that this area may now be considered quiet. Bandits can operate efficiently in eastern Nicaragua only in dry season which usually ends in the middle of May. Unless otherwise stated all reports made by this Consulate concerning bandit and military operations were based on information furnished by headquarters eastern area Guardia Nacional. Conditions on the coast are rapidly returning to normal due to the presence of naval vessels.

Repeated to Legation at Managua.