822.00 Revolutions/68: Telegram
The Consul General at Guayaquil (McDonough) to the Secretary of State
[Received September 27—1:05 a.m.]
An apparently successful revolutionary movement by the Ecuadoran Army headed by Colonel Benigno Andrade, Inspector General of the Army, occurred at 6:30 p.m. today at Quito. The Army have declared a dictatorship dissolving Congress and have appointed Engineer [Page 533]Federico Paez, who has been Minister of Public Works, Provisional President. Local troops are supporting the movement. Guayaquil is fairly quiet.