834.00/8–1546: Telegram

The Ambassador in Paraguay ( Beaulac ) to the Secretary of State

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376. Re Embassy telegram 374, August 14, 4 p.m.11 While press, including Government press, admits students and others interfered with Liberal Party procession Ministry of Interior yesterday issued communiqué placing entire blame on Liberals. Communists, while declaring attitude of students understandable and refraining from attacking Govt, named six individuals most of sinister reputation, as having stirred up students. Communists denied they were involved although it is known they are closely associated with student agitators. One radio station owner arrested and censorship on outgoing press despatches imposed. Govt and parties supporting it have lost prestige because of Government’s evident partiality.

Beaulac
  1. Not printed; it reported the reception of the Liberal leader and ex-President José P. Guggiari (834.00/8–1446).