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

32. Bautista Saavedra arrested and deported night of June 20, many other Saavedrists or Republican Socialists arrested.

Chief of Army Staff in manifesto dated June 21 accuses Saavedrists of subversive activities against the realization of the aims of the May 17 movement, ratifies confidence of the army in the military members of the Junta, and gives full freedom to the President to complete the Junta and continue carrying out the minimum program of the Government.

Colonel Toro declared to press last evening that three civilians would be retained on Junta in personal capacity not representing any political party. Personnel of Junta not yet announced though Finot19 is mentioned for Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Repeated to Buenos Aires.

  1. Enrique Finot.