822.00 Revolutions/68: Telegram

The Consul General at Guayaquil (McDonough) to the Secretary of State

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.