824.00/757: Telegram

The Chargé in Bolivia (Muccio) to the Secretary of State

24. My telegram May 18, 3 p.m. Agreement reached between Workers Federation and Junta yesterday afternoon and all workers returned by this morning. Terms of agreement not yet announced.

Colonel Toro has not yet returned to La Paz. His procrastination in coming to La Paz is difficult to explain though he is known to detest Saavedra and is reported to have stated he will not have a Saavedrist on his Junta. At public gatherings yesterday Saavedra eulogized Colonel Busch, accompanied by general shouts of down with Toro.

None of the Legations has as yet received any communications from the Junta. Unity of Junta is still problematical with Toro and Lieutenant Colonels Moscoso9 and Veira10 not in La Paz.

La Paz superficially normal. Repeated to Buenos Aires.

  1. Oscar Moscoso, who became Minister of Education and Indigenous Affairs in the governing Junta.
  2. Julio Viera, who became Minister of Interior and Justice in the governing Junta.