824.00/6–2046: Telegram

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

confidential

564. Had long and serious talk last night with Pinto and Paz Estenssoro. They told me Aranibar has his freedom only because the President ordered it done as a personal favor to me. They consider that as long as he is in his position he is a threat to the stability of the Government. Under these circumstances he will have to be removed to another country when the Grace vice president gets here.

They stated emphatically that United States press services would have to be represented here by other than Bolivian citizens.

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The Dept may wish to inform AP and UP of this situation with such recommendations as seem best to it. AP services have been shut down and none of their despatches appear in today’s La Razón.

Adam