PAZ-BARJtfENTOS FEUD THREATENS BOLIVIAN STABILITY
Paz and Barrientos have been drifting even farther apart than they wore before their election
Purine tot past week, Bolivian Vice President Rene Barrlentos ban been under heavy preasure from his military and civilian followers tooup against PresidentPaz Estenssoro. Barrientos is undecided, claiming that ha does not want to overthrow Paz. He ia doing little, however, to calm hla supporters.
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In another letter published in the press, Barrlentos claimed that press censorship Imposedtbe state of siege was creating
a dictate of ruoor and gossipto the prestige of the armed forces.
Barrientos for his attitude. He said that he could not understand the relationship between* censorshlo and the prestige of the armed forces and accused Barrlentos of placing his personal interests above those of his country,^*
On the power front, little has changed, Barrlentos canan Insurrection, but seems to beeak position at tbe moment touccessful coup since the bulk of the ailltary and police forces are loyal to Pa*.
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