822.00 Revolutions/86: Telegram

The Minister in Ecuador (Gonzalez) to the Secretary of State

62. Referring to my telegram No. 61, October 23, 9 a.m., coup d’état consummated without any apparent opposition. Three army officers have been appointed to the Cabinet including the previous Minister of Finance who is acting as Foreign Minister. In view of the announced intention to remove corrupt elements which was the ostensible reason for the movement, many changes in Government officers are expected.

Inasmuch as constitutional succession was disregarded the question of recognition arises upon which I shall report fully.