ORDERS BY THE BOLIVIAN GOVERNMENT TO ARREST ALL OPPOSITION LEADERS REPORTEDLY I

Created: 10/20/1964

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t. oneptember, the state of siege was extended for the entire country. the orders for the arrest of Principal opposition leaders was extended to include All of the leaders of the partido revolucionarkx de izquierda nauonal (prin- the national leftist revolutionaryeaded by former vice president juan lechin oquendo; the falange soualista boliviano

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(FSB- BOLIVIAN FALANGEHE PARTIDO REVOLUCIONARIO AUT.ENTICO (PRA- AUTHENTIC REVOLUTIONARYHE COMMUNIST PARTY OFBOLIVIAND ALL THE PRINCIPAL SUPPORTERS OF FORMER PRESIDENT HERNAN SILES ZUAZO.

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THESE PERSONS. THERE IS NO INDICATION OF PCB INVOLVEMENT IN THIS.)

U. AS OF. ONEPTEMBERERSONS HAVE BEENPRESIDENT SILES IS BEING HELD IN THE JAIL OF THE NATIONALMA DO RODRIGUEZEADER OF THE FSB, IS BEING HELD INOF THE Dl. THE OTHERERSONS ARRESTED HAVE NOT BEENMOST OF THE SECURITY PERSONNEL NORMALLY IN ROffN, OF PRISONERS ARE NOW SEARCHING FOR THE OPPOS-

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5. ALL MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL POLICE, THE BOLIVIANND THE MILITIA UNITS UNDER THE COMMAND OF THE GOVERNMENT, ARE NOW

ENERAL CLAUDIO SAN ROMAN, THE HEAD OF THE BOLIVIAN DEPARTMENT OF INSPECTION (Dl), AND GIRO HUMBOLDT BARRERO, THE MINISTER OFHAD RECEIVED INFORMATION FROM THEIR INFORMANTS THAT THE LEADERS OF THE FSB, PRA, AND PR IN WEREOUP WHICH WAS TO INCLUDE THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT VICTOR PAZ ESTENSSORO, VICE PRESIDENT RENE BARRIENTOS ORTUNO, AND GENERAL EDUARDO RIVASHE HEAD OF THE NATIONAL POLICY COMMISSION OF THE GOVERNMENT PARTY. THE INITIAL STAGES FOR THE COUP WERE SUPPOSED TO BE SET BY INSURRECTION IN THE PRINCIPAL CITIES OF THE INTERIOR, AND THEN SPREAD TO THE CAPITAL CITY PAZ.

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CONFINED TO THEIR BARRACKS ONRDERS. PRESIDENT PAZ ANDBARRIENTOS ARE IN LA PAZ. THE NATIONAL CONGRESS ISCONVENE ONEPTEMBER TO APPROVE THE GOVERNMENT'S ACTIONS. IS PREPAREO TO ARREST ANY OPPOSITION LEADERS IN THETHEIR CONGRESSIONAL IMMUNITY NOTWITHSTANDING, IF THEY AREBE INVOLVED IN THE PROPOSED

THE PRINCIPAL PROVISIONS FOR THEROHIBITION AGAINST ANY TWO PERSONS BEINGO POLITICAL GATHERINGS; NO PARTIES OR DRINKING;

ANO NO SALE OF LIQUOR; THE STATE OF SEIGE IS ESTABLISHEDERIOD OFAYS, HOWEVER IT CAN BE TERMINATED AT AN EARLIER DATE IF THE GOVERNMENT SO DESIRES.)

ALTHOUGH IT MAY BE TRUE THAT THEWERE PLANNING AN OVERTHROW OF THE GOVERNMENT, THE FACTAN OVERTHROW WAS PLANNED TO BEGIN FIRST IN THE CITIES OFANO THEN SPREAD TO LA PAZ IS AN INDICATION THATPROPOSED COUP WAS VERY BADLY PLANNED OR ELSE THE

GOVERNMENT IS US INS USING THIS COUPRETEXT TO MOVE AGAINST THE OPPOSITION LEADERS AT THIS TIME.)

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