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


353. Reur 559 June 19. Dept considers discussions did not constitute consultation among American republics but that Diplomatic Corps was addressing itself to local immediate situation and deliberating measures that it could properly take. Ur 535 June 15 reports Acting Foreign Minister assured Dean, Diplomatic Corps, in effect there would be no excesses. We regard this assurance as sufficient for the present and do not consider that freedom of press issue calls for joint representation by Corps.

However, this Govt earnestly hopes that Bol Govt, consonant with principles subscribed to in UN Charter and Article XXVII Mexico City Conference, will restore freedom of press. If majority your colleagues favor such action you may associate yourself with collective expression this view Bol FoMin.

Andrade handed today copy note re Embassy invasion; also informed status Grace question.