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June 4, 1948
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Approved Fpr~Release 2000/05/16 : CIA-RDP82-00457 R001500990005-6 C1~`Lib~aty YCIASSIFICATION SEC ICI' C Cn ~~TI~AI_ INTELL GENCE AGENCY INFORMATION REPORT WUNTRY Paraguay S ; 8JIECT Paraguayan President Deposed by Military Coup `'ACE ACQUIRED .,4 F Off` XNF 25X1X 25X1 C ?LIBRARY COPY? REPORT NO. DATE DISTR. !a June 1948 NO. OF PAGES 2 NO. OF ENCI_S. (LISTED. BELOW) I SUPPLEMEN 25X1A E E:rV NC. The alignment of forces in the military coup dletat of 3 June in Paraguay surprised many political observers. It in believed by competent, observers that ex President Higinlo Morinigo* and President-elect Natalicio Gonzalez Right well have been ousted in the same coups These men have been leading; the two principal opposing groups in Paraguay's political setup. One factor appears to be evident at the present time: the coup, which was First thought to have been successful for the extreme Colorados, is turn- ing out to be a victory- for the enter group of Coloradoso Extremist Liberato Rodriguez, Chief of Police, rallying behind him his ,olice force and a group of key military men including Major Adalberto Canatta , Colonel Rogelio Benitiez., Carlos Montonaro, and apparently alo el Alfredo Stroessner, led the coup and demanded the resignation of Woriuigo4. Vinisfier of Foreign Affairs Cesar Vasconsellos and Minister of Education Mario Ferrario were Jailed; Minister of Interior Victor Morin.Uo 4n. Colonel Enrique Jimenez were put under house arrest. Nataiicio nzale3z? now definitely out of favor with ttar group in control, may be ~A +e house arrest,-. All had sided with the ex-President against Rodriguez. 25X1A Coment: Ex-President Moriniao may be exiled on 4 June. anatta, the principal leader of the military group supporting Rodriguez, smears to wield greater influence than Rodriguez,, his rsonal friend. ~t~atta holds a more or less center position, between the extreme Colorados and the so-called Democratic Colorados. Canatta was ousted last November when Gonzalez was nominated for the presidency. This document Is hereby regraded to CONF!DDEr. nAL In accordance with the letter c, '3 Cr:ot'cr 1978 from the Director c:; '.o?r. 0-,'-,,1! Intelkgonce to the Archivist o iio United States. Next Review Date. 2008 COMFIpBN IA R CLASSIFICATION SECT f.. ,Twice NAVY ~1SRB pi~T Ti( Auth t 71415 D15T irUT16+1 _~ NOT~CI:: W+A1fiNG L.iC RELEAStc OF THIS ~''? EX D SC.t+rM E FUi Approved For Release 2000/05/16: CIA-RDP82-00457R