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


531. For Briggs.10 British Minister Rees and your former colleague wishes me to join him in protest to President Villaroel over past events and perhaps thus avoid at least some executions. I told him I could do nothing along this line in absence of specific instructions.

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One more outrage came to my attention: Yesterday four police officers got in our station wagon and ordered the driver to take them to some place in the country. It was only with difficulty he succeeded in dissuading them from this mad plan.

  1. Ellis O. Briggs, Director of the Office of American Republic Affairs.