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Created: 1/10/1964

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|. ALL PANAMANIAN POLITICAL PARTIES ARE VERY PREOCCUPIED OVEROLUTION TO THE GRAVE SITUATION, NO SUCH SOLUTION NOR IMPROVEMENT HAS BEEN NOTED PANAMANIAN CITIZENS ARE EVIDENCING PANIC BY HUGE PURCHASES OF FOOD FOR HOARDING.

MEMBERS OF THE OPPOSITION ALLIANCE OF PARTIES ARE BEGINNING TO PANIC BECAUSE OF THE CURRENT VIOLENCE AND APPARENT GOVERNMENT INABILITY TO CONTROL THE MOBS. ALLIANCE LEADERS FEAR THAT THE COMMUNISTS AREIDAKEOVER AND WILL SUCCEED IF THE NITED STATES DOES NOT INTERVENE

ARNULFO ARIAS, PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE FOR THE MAY NATIONAL ELECTIONS, HAS EXPRESSED FEAR THAT. MILITARY MAY INVADE PANAMAITCH HUNT, SEARCHING FOR COMMUNISTS.

PRESIDENT ROBERTO F. CHIARI IS CONSIDERING MARTIAL LAW.

BUT HE IS EXTREMELY WORRIED ABOUT REPERCUSSIONS AMONG THE CITIZENRY UHICH MIGHT RESULT IN MORE DRASTIC MOVES.

II DlSSEM: STATE. ARMY, NAVYAIRCINCSO,PANCANAL. CINCMEAFSA.

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