PLOTTING ON THE PART OF ALFREDO OVANDO CANDIA TO OVERTHROW THE BOLIVIAN MILITAR

Created: 2/9/1965

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I. FOR THE PAST TWO MONTHS PLANSOUP D'ETAT, HEADED BY

GENERAL ALFREDO OVANDO CANDlA. COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE ARMED FORCES, HAVE BEEN UNDER WAY. OVANDO HAS THE UNCONDITIONAL SUPPORT OF THE PART IDO REVOLUCIONARIO DE IZQUIERDA NACIONAL (PRIN-NATIONAL LEFTIST REVOLUTIONARY PARTY) AND THE FALANGEIVI ANA (FSB-BOLIVIAN SOCIALIST FALANGE). THE DA IE FOR THE COUP HAS BEENTWICE, AND NOW AWAITS ONLY AN ANNOUNCEMEN' FROM OVANDO.

2. THE FIRST MEETING TO DISCUSS THE COUP PLANS WAS ORGANIZED BY JOSE RICOEMBER OF THE LA PAZ REGIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE PR INERSONAL FRIENO AND CONFIDANT OF OVANDO. IS MEETING WAS

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ATTENDED BY ALBERTO JARA, ORLANDO CARRIES, REPRESENTING THE MINE WORKERS; AND JOSE MORALES GUILLEN RAM.RO CARRASCO, HANDAL IDIA GUEILER DE MOLLER,ANO COSSlO (FNU), RtCO INFORMED THOSETHAT OVANDO HAD AGREED TO THE COUP ON THE GROUNDS THAT BARRIENTOS WAS DELIVERING THE REVOLUTIONARY PROCESSES TO REACTIONARIES AND THE OLIGARCHY AND HAD NOT IMPROVED THE CONDITIONS OF THE WORKERS, WHICH, ACCORDING TO OVANDO, IS THE BASIS OF ANY REVOLUTION. CONCERNING THE PLANS FOR THE COUP HAVE TAKEN PLACE BETWEEN OVANDO, JUAN LECHIN OQUENOO, HEAD OF THE PRIN; AND MARIO GUT IER EZ GUTIERREZ, HEAD OF THE MOVIMlENTO NACIONAL REVOLUTIONARYLL OF WHOM SEEM TO BE IN PREFECT AGREEMENT.

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3. ON INSTRUCTIONS FROM OVANDO, RICO TORO HAS TRAVELED TO THE INTERIOR OF THE COUNTRY IN ORDER TO PROPAGANDIZE AND PREPARE THE WAY FOR THE COUP. HIS LAST TRIP WAS MADE TO COCHAflAMBA, AND HE WASTO RETURN ONEBRUARY

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