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Created: 7/22/1962

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THE FOUR PRESIDENTS OF THE MILITARY JUNTARESS CONFERENCE

THE EVENING OF 21 JULYITH GENERAL RICAROOS SPOKESMAN,rs

SAID THAT ALTHOUGH NO FINAL OECISION HAS BEEN MADE REGARDING

PRESIOENT PRADO, HE WILL NOT BE BROUGHT TO TRIAL. HE PROMISED THAT THE JUNTA WILL RESPECT FREE ENTERPRISE ANO MAINTAIN FREE MONETARY EXCHANGE. -IF THE ATTITUDE OF THE UNITED STATES PERSISTS, PERU WILL SEEK NEW MARKETS IN THE FREE WORLD. BUT THERE WILL BE NO RELATIONS WITH THE COMMUNIST COUNTRIES.

PEREZ ACKNOWLEDGED THAT THERE HASLIGHT OF CAPITAL. FINANCIAL CIRCLES HAVE BEEN REQUESTED TO HELP HALT THE FLOW, BUT IF IT IS NOT STOPPED, NECESSARY MEASURES WILL BE TAKEN. THE JUNTA WILL TRY TO RAISE

THE STANDARD OF LIVING WITHIN THE SHORT TIME OF ITS RULE BUT WILL NOT

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ANY MAJOR REFORMS. THE MAIN AIM IS TO SET UP HONEST ELECTIONS. PEREZ OID NOT BELIEVE THAT THE GENERAL STRIKE WILL TAKE PLACE BUT SAID IF IT DOES ANO IF THE PEOPLE WANT TO STRIKE, THE JUNTA WILL

CONTINUANCE OF PUBLIC SERVICES.

RESPECT THEIR WILL. MEASURES WILL BE TAKEN, HOWEVER, TO ENSURE THE

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BEFORE THE PRESS CONFERENCE THE JUNTAEETING OF LABOR LEADERS TO WARN THEM AGAINST JOINING THE STRIKE CALLED BY THC CONFEDERACION DE TRABAJAOORES DEL PERU. FORTY UNIONS AGGREED NOT TO STRIKE BUT AT THE SAME TIME CALLEDEOROANIZHE MINISTRY OE LABOR, THE CTP, AND THE WHITE COLLAR WORKERS FEDERATION. PEREZ ASKED FOR THE SUPPORT OF LABOR ANO PROMISED TO SOLVE THEIR PROBLEMS. THE MAJORITY OF THE UNIONS WHICH REJECTED THE STRIKE ARE COMMUNIST DOMINATED.

THERE WERE DISTURBANCES IN CHICLAYO ON 21 JULY BUT THE REST OF PERU, INCLUDING LIMA, WAS RELATIVELY QUIET. AREOUIPA WAS QUIET FOLLOWINGTUDENT UNREST ONULY. THE COMMUNIST CONTROLLED AREOUIPA LABOR FEDERATION DENOUNCED THE GENERAL STRIKE, BACKED THE JUNTA, AND CALLED FOR DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST. INTERFERENCE IN PERUVIAN AFFAIRS AND FOr SEVERANCE OF RELATIONS". LOCAL BUSINESS AND SOCIETY LEADERSOCIAL FUNCTION ATTENDED BY THE CONSULAR CORPS EXPRESSED THE ALMOST UNANIMOUS VIEW THAT. ISRAVE ERROR

BY SUSPENDING RELATIONS AND AID, SAID THE JUNTA IS NO MORE OR LESS LEGAL THAN MANY PAST PERUVIAN GOVERNMENTS, AND IS SUPPORTED BY ALL BUT ONE

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POLICY AND TALKS WITH THE JUNTA LEADINGILITARY-CIVILIAN JUNTA.)

U. LA PRESNA OFULY PRCNOUNCEO AGAINST STREET VIOLENCE BECAUSE INNOCENT BYSTANDERS BECOME VICTIMS. IT SAID THAT IT IS MOST OlFFICULT FOR PERUVIANS TO DECIDE WHETHER TO SUPPORT OR CONDEMN THE COUP AND ASKED WHETHER THE SOLUTION WAS NOT FOR THE THREE MAJOR CANDIDATES AND THE JUNTA TO MEET AND AGREEOLUTION.

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