824.00/6–2146: Telegram

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


570. Notice appeared yesterday’s El Diario that Government intervention was suspended afternoon June 19 and today new management under Mario Carrasco as Director and Rodolfo Nalapanca as Subdirector was announced. Former is son of paper’s founder. Lead editorial said Diario would continue absolutely independent political views. Second editorial strongly attacked Government’s seizure La Razón and Ultima Hora and expressed wish decree would be cancelled.

While it is always dangerous to pat oneself on the back, it is at least curious that intervention was ended while meeting of Diplomatic Corps called on Department’s instructions was in progress.

It is assumed Department not rendering special assistance to any Bolivian paper on newsprint supplies at present time.