831.00/10–1945: Telegram

The Ambassador in Venezuela ( Corrigan ) to the Secretary of State

941. Ambrosio Plaza San Carlos and La Planta barracks latter at foot of Embassy Hill and police headquarters have surrendered to Rebel Army forces and civilian members of movement. Rebel forces seem to have full control of city although there is spotty firing de scribed by them as cleaning-up operations. I am informed that President Medina and Cabinet left house of Minister Public Works3 [Page 1402] at 11:00 to surrender. Rebel leaders claim surrender completed. Excited shouting mobs forming but Rebel leaders state they are taking steps to maintain order.

  1. Manuel Silveira.