724.3415/3455½: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chairman of the American Delegation (Hull)

115. The Bolivian Minister, in a note dated December 21,54 under instructions from his Government, has informed the Department “that the Paraguayan Government has violated the truce”. He states that the Paraguayan Army having been checked in attacks against Munoz before the truce, which started at 12 p.m. on the 19th, renewed its attack between a quarter before 1 and 4 a.m. on the morning of December 20, compelling the unprepared Bolivian forces to abandon the fort; and on December 20 at 8 a.m. Paraguayan troops advanced in the Plantanillos sector.

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