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November 16, 2016
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April 14, 2000
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June 4, 1948
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Approved For Release 2000/05/1 -: CIA-RDP82-00457R001500990008-3 CLASSIFICATION 51yrCr CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY REPORT NO. INFORMATION REPORT COUNTRY Ecuador SUBJECT Current Political Situation in Ecuador 25X1A DATE DISTR. 4 June 1948 NO. OF PAGES 1. Revolutionary plotting in Ecuador now appears based upon the possibility of the Conservatives winning the Presidential elections, which are to be held on 6 June 1948. General Luis Larrea Alba, colonel Carlos Mancheno, General, Alberto Eanriques Gallo, Dr. Jose Vicente Trujillo, and the Communists would participate in such a revolt against the Conserrativea. In any event, latent forces are ready for a coup regardless of the outcome of the elections, but definite plans are not known at the present time. Almost any incident would touch off these forces before the elections. The Minister of National Defense reportedly learned of plans for a revolt to be staged on the night of 3 June by the -Enrique: forces, using the h?ariscal Sucre, Artillery Grsun., the Quito Tank Corps, and possibly the Vencedores Infantry RegimM~. 3. The Government is also aware of the active plotting of Manchen, and Larrea Uba. Both are being carefully watched and will be arrested on any definite sign of trouble. 4. Lt. Colonel Cesar Alfaro, Deputy Chief of Staff, is known to be plotting on behalf of I nriques. This document is hereby regraded to CONFIDENTIAL in accordance with the letter of 16 October 1978 from the Director of Central Intelligence to the I Archivist of the United States. Next Review Date: 2008 Ily CABLE Pr.~'C CLASSIFICATIO OT 95 ?RiBUTION LISTING MUST III STATE NAVY X NSR B T(C~IJ' t A~r~~r -- ? AIR~ c ~ccn Q c Qr at iRi Ii 64 rt TNIS DOU R . Approved For Release 2000/05/16 : CIA-R 5 061 d'09000-