AWARENESS OF PRESIDENT VICTOR PAZ OF PLOTTING BY VICE PRESIDENT BARRIENTOS

Created: 10/8/1964

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VICTOR PAZ ESTENSSORO AND VICE-PRESIDENT RENE BARRIENTOS

ORTUNO AND THAT SOONER OR LATER BARRIENTOS WOULD ATTEMPT TO TAKE

OVER THE PRESIDENCY BY MEANSOUP D'ETAT OR ANOTHER METHOD.

BARRIENTOS ALSO WAS IMPLICATED IN PAST PLOTTING AGAINST PAZ.

BY PAST PLOTTING HUMBOLDT IS BELIEVED TO REFER TO THE HUNGER

STRIKE AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT DURING THE NATIONAL ELECTIONS ONAY

ND THE RECENT PLOT INVOLVING FORMER PRESIDENT HERNAN SlLES ZUAZO

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MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL LEFTIST REVOLUTIONARY PARTY.)

SAID THAT BARRIENTOS IS SURROUNDED BY PERSONSBE CONSIDERED ENEMIES OF THE GOVERNMENT. ONE OF HISEDIL SANDOVAL MORON, WHO IS VERY INTELLIGENT, POLITICALLYAN ENEMY OF PAZ AND TIED-IN WITH.SILES. BARRIENTOS HAS BEENCONTACT WITH THE POLITICAL OPPOSITION THROUGH MANYGUSTAVO CHACON SANCHEZ. THE OPPOSITION REALIZES THAT THE

ONLY POSSIBLE WAY OF OVERTHROWING PAZ IS THROUGH BARRIENTOS.ONLY SERVE AS THE INSTRUMENT. IN PARTICULAR THE GREAT HOPEAND SILES IS BARRIENTOS.COMMENT; CHACON WAS ARRESTED

1 FOR PLOTTING AGAINST THE.GOVERNMENT. HEORMER MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS DURING THE GOVERNMENT OF CUALBERTO VILLARROEL.)

TO HUMBOLDT, BARRIENTOS HAS ALWAYS RESENTEDOF THE VICE-PRESSIDENT BEING LA3ELED AS THE FIFTH WHEEL

OF THE AUTOMOBILE, AND THUS HAS TRIED TO DEMONSTRATE THAT HE DOESA USELESS POSITION BY USING EVERY MEANS OF EXERTINGAND

^DISSEM: STATE ARMY-AIR CINCSO.

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