THREATENED ROAD BLOCKS BY COCHABAMBA CAMPESINOS UNLESS THE MILITARY AGREES TO T

Created: 5/4/1965

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I. CAMPESINC LABOR UNIONS FROM THE Cl IZA VALLEY ARE NOW'0 BEGIN BLOCKING ALL ROAOS, PRINCIPALLY THE HIGHWAYND SANTA CRUZ ATAY UNLESS THE MILITARY AGREES TO THE CANDIDACY Of GENERAL RENE BARRIENTOS OR TWO. CAMPESlND LEADERS WERE SEEN ENTERING THE MAYOR'S OFFICE IN COCHABAMBA IN THE EARLY MORNINGAY.

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HALT TO THE CAMPESlNO ACTIONS AT ANY TIME HE PLEASES- PEASANT AGITATORS ARE WORKING FOR BARRIENTOS. THERE IS NO GRIEVANCE OR

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SPONTANEITY IN THIS INSTANCE. IT ISOLITICAL MACHINATION.mtUrial cmMJn* inforaiwion aifcctini (he National DcfeoM ol lha United Slura within in* nuMMg ot tbr Farri Uwi, Tkla II. USC-, Iff iruujoiuun ot nxIaUon ot -hkO Is m, muniui to ontnan

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A3 MAS SEEN REPORTED, IT WAS THE INTENTION OF THE JUNTA GOVERNMENT TO INITIATE CAMPESINO AGITATIONEANS OF OBTAINING SPONTANEOUS PUBLIC DEMAND FOR BARRIENTOS' CANDIDACY IN SPITE OF THE FACT THAT UARRIENTOS HAS ANNOUNCED THAT HC WILL MERELY PRESIDE OVER FREE AND HONEST ELECTIONS RATHER THANANDIDATE. THE POSSIBILITY OFSHOULD NOT BE DISCOUNTED, HOWEVER, IF BARRIENTOS1 MACHINATIONS ARE NOT SUCCESSFUL.)

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