COMMENTS OF RENE BARRIENTO ORTUNO ON THE MILITARY TAKEOVER OF THE BOLIVIAN GOVE

Created: 11/6/1964

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ACCORDING TO BARRIENTOS,THE FIRST JOB OF H

I. RENE BARRIENTOS ORTONO, PRESIDENT OF THE MILITARY JUNTA, SAIDU THAT THE REASON HE WANTED AND IMPLEMENTED IHE MILITARY TAKEOVER OF BOLIVIA WAS SO THE COM* JNISTS WOULD NOT 1AKE ADVANTAGE OF THE REVOLUTION. HE WANTS THE UNITED STATES TO RECOGNIZE HIS GOVERNMENT AND TO CONTINUE ITS AID.

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3. BARRItNTOS SAID THAT HE IS VERY SORRY ABOUT WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO GENERAL ALFREDO OVANDO CANDIA. IF BARRIENTOS HAD KNOWN THAT OVANDO MAS LOSINS THE FAITH AND SUPPORT OF THE PEOPLE, HE WOULD HAVE COME TO LA PAZ FROM COCHABAMBA SOONER. IT IS ONLY BECAUSE OF THE REACTION OF THE PEOPLE TO OVAjMBO'S LEADERSHIP THAT HE HAS BEEN ELIMINATED FROM ThE GOVERNMENT.

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