823.00 Revolutions/65: Telegram

The Ambassador in Peru ( Dearing ) to the Secretary of State

240. A number of well informed observers report matters in general not going well and increasing discontent among Army, Navy and civilians. They say a general feeling of uneasiness exists, that apprehension Government cannot last prevails and that a coup d’état, probably originating among deposed generals, is expected within from 2 weeks to 2 months.

It is almost impossible to secure anything more and my own feeling is less pessimistic but I think I must inform the Department of this atmosphere on account of what possibly may eventuate. An important local bank is apparently in serious difficulties, exchange is falling and general financial situation is less satisfactory.