823.00 Revolutions/175: Telegram

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

119. My 114 [118], March 13, 9 a.m.10 Breach with South growing wider. Beytia and fellow officers Jimenez resign. Jimenez cites Article No. 2 of statute, my 113, March 13 [12], 11 p.m.,10 stating impossible, adjures Beytia cease opposition, adhere to the junta within [Page 914] the hour or suffer consequences. Jimenez states Government will take measures necessary to subdue them. Gonzales asks Southerners to yield, saying country worn out with dissension and financial situation growing worse.

Mollendo and Southern airports ordered closed by Minister of Marine. Unconfirmed report states Bolivia mobilizing at Guaqui, east shore of Lake Toccaca [Titicaca?]. Undecipherable message just received from the Legation at La Paz, repetition requested. Pro-Jimenez manifestation took place yesterday. Order issued today under martial law prohibiting public manifestations. Jimenez, Morey and Tamayo said to have formed radical bloc in the Cabinet. The outlook is unfavorable.

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