24-HOUR ULTIMATUM FOR RESIGNATION OF PRESIDENT PREZ GODOY

Created: 3/3/1963

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EUDOCIO RAVINES, EDITOR Of VANGUARD IA MAGAZINE AND FIRST COUSIN OF THE PRESIOENT OF THE JUNTA MILI TAR DC GOBIERNO, GENERAL RICARDO PEREZ GOOOY, STATES HIGHOF THE ARMY HAVE BEEN IN CONTINUOUS SERIES OF MEETINGS THROUGHOUT THE FIRST AND SECOND OF MARCH AND HAVE BEEN VISITING PRESIDENT PEREZ GOOOY. ROBERTO PACHECO AND OFFICIAL OF THE PALACE HAS REPORTED TO RAVINES THAT THESE OFFICERS ARE DISGUSTED WITH THE WAY THE JUNTA HAS BtcN HANDLING THINGS AND THAT IT HAS BROUGHT DISGRACE UPON THE ARMY. RAVINES

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of this situation and believes it was probably he who called the commanders into session.

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thereecret cabinet meeting heldarchhich general lindley did not attend. this and the meetings of the commanders have put great pressure upon president perez godoy. ravines stated, on the evening, thatodoy is on the way out and thatiracle can save him.

thereeeting of high-ranking army officers atnd president perez godoy was given an ultimatum to

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spts to force general perez godoy to withdraw.) the army leaders areut offering president perez godoy the ambassadorship to spain.

1*. ravines stated that the big personality of the moment is general alfredo rodriguez martinez (retired) who is bitter at the junta for messing up the political situation. | omment: |

onversation between lindley and pedro beltran concerning the presidential possibilities of general alfredo rodriguez martinezodriguez martinez has the miancst respect of the officers

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EDRO BELTRANECENT MEETING TOLD RAVINES THAT HE HAD KNOWN RODRIGUEZ MARTINEZ FOR MANY YEARS AND RESPECTED HIM, RAVINES BELIEVES THAT BELTRAN MAY BE INVOLVED IN THIS CURRENT POWER PLAY AND

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