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Approved For Release 2008/04/02 : CIA-RDP86-00040R000100130005-6 MPY-2048 7 June 1982 Memorandum for: Director, FBIS Through : Chief, Operations Group Subject : Paraguay Bureau Monthly Report for May 1982 1. The bureau chief. band I I technician STAT and drive made up part of the caravan which STAT traveled to Chaco outpost,Marisca.l Estigarribia, from 21-23 May. Mcal. Estigarribia, located some 600 kilometers from Asuncion (300 kilometers of which are unpaved), is the military headquarters of the Third Army Corps. Accompanied by Col Ramon Ferrer-Mena, C/ODC, the FBIS team was able to meet with many of the generals and high-ranking officers of the Third Corps. Our group was also feted at an "asado" or barbecue which was attended by Corps officers and families. Technician STAT made some preliminary reception checks during the trip. A separate report on his findings will be forwarded to Washington. 2. Ambassador Lyle Lane departed Asuncion on 15 May, following his reassignment to SACLANr, Conus. He paid a farewell visit to the bureau on 14 May when he again praised the bureau employees for their high quality work and dedication, especially during these past 2 months. A. Monitorial/Editorial 1. As the Anglo-Argentine conflict over the Falklands continued to preocupy Latin America, the bureau maintained its round-the-clock operations. An open watch has been maintained on Buenos Aires Domestic Service as well as the Argentine television broadcasting from Formosa which often goes into national network to cover important events. Media coverage has generated an inordinately large volume of copy; thus far, bureau personnel have been able to handle all the priority material expeditiously as well as the added cruising projects. Considerable bureau resources are being applied to compiling observations of jamming efforts against London BBC in Spanish, BBC International Service in English (London Calling the Falkland Islands) and Radio Atlantico del Sur broadcasts, which were noted from early May. 2/... Approved For Release 2008/04/02 : CIA-RDP86-00040R000100130005-6 Approved For Release 2008/04/02 : CIA-RDP86-0004OR000100130005-6 2. The spectre of potential Bolivian coup developments continued throughout the month. A widespread series of strikes followed by manors on the 25th that high military officers wanted the current president out led the bureau to initiate an open watch on Bolivian media, The watch was discontinued after about 24 hours when no further menacing events took place. 3. On 1 May, in the midst of the Falklands crisis, the bureau covered speeches by the presidents of Chile, Bolivia and Brazil on the occasion of International Labor Day. 4. The local supplier for Uruguayan newspapers reports that they are being confiscated by customs officials in Argentina enroute to Asuncion, .The supplier is optimistic that a solution to the problem will be found shortly. And since the devise of Braniff, there has been an interruption of press receipts from Peru and Bolivia. The bureau will attempt to work out a similar arrangement with Eastern Airlines or an alternate route. Eastern's service to Asuncion, is now scheduled to begin 1 July. B. Technical 1. The cruising monitor's rack was modified, following on the report prepared by FCS contractor Additionally it is being STAT rewired to allow the feeding of a i signals to each monitorial position. 2. The embassy alarm system was extended to include our bureau. 3. Non-Expendable property acquired included: 2 ea Wooden Desks, w/formica, locally made $ 469.00 ea. III. AD=STRATIVE 'Personnel 1. The bureau chief returned to Asuncion from the FBIS bureau chiefs conference and annual leave, on 4 May. 2. Editor Asuncion an 22 a1~y. STAT 3. Editor/Linguist begin her TDY Asuncion an 20 April STAT to lend assistance during the. Argentine-British conflict. 4. Ex-FBIS monitor as part-time monitor, effective 12 May 82. CC: Panama Bureau Att'd: Monthly Production Report e la d CXIFBIS P araguay Bureau STAT STAT Approved For Release 2008/04/02 : CIA-RDP86-0004OR000100130005-6 Approved For Release 2008/04/02 : CIA-RDP86-0004OR000100130005-6 PARAC BUREAU PRODUCTION REPORT FOR I. TOTALS FROM ALL SOURCES: TOTAL PUBLISHABLE WORDAGE FILED DURING THE MONTH: TOTAL NON-PUBLISHABLE WORDAGE FILED DURING THE MONTH: TOTAL NUMBER OF PUBLISHABLE ITEMS FILED DURING THE MONTH: 1982 BROAD- CASTS PRESS AGEP~OY 426,330 66,110 1,815 PUBLIC- ATIONS II. INPUT OF REGULAR COVERAGE: 7,525 min 29,460 min 164.46 issues III. OUTPUT FROM ALL SOURCES : (Publishable words per month) ARGENTINA Buenos Aires Domestic Service in Spanish Buenos Aires Radio Rivadavia in 26,630 490 Spanish Buenos Aires Radio Continental in 1,620 Spanish Buenos Aires International Service in English Buenos Aires Domestic Television Service in Spanish in C l 10p770 890 or o Buenos Aires Televisora 12,730 Spanish Buenos Aires Canal Siete Televisora in 1,060 Spanish Formosa Canal Once Television Network in 1,620 Spanish Formosa Radio Nacional in 580 Spanish _ Buenos Aires Radio El Mundo in 280 Spanish Buenos Aires LATIN in Spanish Buenos Aires TELAM in Spanish Buenos Aires TELAM in English Buenos Aires iIOT IC I&S ARGENT INAS Spanish Buenos Aires DYN in Spanish Buenos Aires SAPORITI in Spanish Buenos Aires CLARIN in Spanish Buenos Aires EL ECONOMISTA in Spanish Buenos Aires GENTE in Spanish 12,970 84,760 3,230 62,420 22,070 9,900 3,160 0 3,210 Approved For Release 2008/04/02 : CIA-RDP86-0004OR000100130005-6 Approved For Release 2008/04/02 : CIA-RDP86-0004OR000100130005-6 -2- Buenos Aires LINEA in Spanish Buenos Aires A FONDO in Spanish Buenos Aires HERALD in English Buenos Aires LA NACION in Spanish Buenos Aires LA PRENSA in Spanish Buenos Aires SOMOS in Spanish Buenos Aires CRONICA in Spanish BOLIVIA La Paz Radio Illimani in Spanish La Paz Cadena Panamericana in Spanish La Paz Radio Fides in Spanish La Paz EL DIARIO in Spanish La Paz PRESENCIA in Spanish BROAD- PRESS Yut3LiC- CASTS AGENCY ATlUNS 6,900 4,370 0 0 21,070 4, 510 5,660 0 BRAZIL Brasilia Domestic Service in Portuguese 1,850 Porto Alegre Radio Guaiba in Portuguese 70 Sao Paulo Radio Bandeirantes in Portuguese 1,290 Rio de Janeiro BRAZIL HERALD in English 370 Rio de Janeiro JORNAL DO BRASIL in Portuguese 10,230 Rio de Janeiro LATIN AMERICA DAILY POST English in 2,930 Rio de Janeiro MANCHETE in Portuguese 0 Rio de Janeiro 0 GLOBO in Portuguese 5,460 Sao Paulo FOLHA DE SAO PAULO in Portuguese 11830 Sao Paulo 0 ESTADO DE SAO PAULO in Portuguese 3,510 Approved For Release 2008/04/02 : CIA-RDP86-0004OR000100130005-6 Approved For Release 2008/04/02 : CIA-RDP86-0004OR000100130005-6 Sao Paulo VEJA in Portuguese Santiago Chile Domestic Service in Spanish Santiago Chile DIPLOMATIC INFORMATION SERVICE in Spanish Santiago Chile COSAS in Spanish Santiago Chile EL MERCURIO in Spanish Santiago Chile EL MERCURIO EDICION INTERNACIONAL in Spanish Santiago Chile ERCILLA in Spanish Santiago Chile HOY in Spanish Santiago Chile LA TERCERA DE LA HORA in Spanish Santiago Chile QUE PASA in Spanish Beijing in Spanish to Latin America FRAN?E Paris AFP in Spanish PARAGUAY Asuncion Domestic Service in Spanish Asuncion Radio Primero de Marzo in Spanish Asuncion Television Cerro Cora in Spanish Asuncion Teledifusor4 Paraguaya Television in Spanish Asuncion ABC COLOR in Spanish Asuncion HOY in Spanish Asuncion LA TRIBUNA in Spanish BROAD- 'PRESS 'PUBLIC- CASTS AGENCY ATIONS 4,340 550 1,130 690 1,150 610 0 47,860 2, 630 1 .,930 1,650 Approved For Release 2008/04/02 : CIA-RDP86-0004OR000100130005-6 Approved For Release 2008/04/02 : CIA-RDP86-0004OR000100130005-6 Asuncion PATRIA in Spanish Asuncion SENDERO in Spanish Asuncion ULTIMA HORA in Spanish Lima Domestic Service in Spanish Tacna Radio Tacna in Spanish Lima CARETAS in Spanish Lima EL COMERCIO in Spanish Lima EXPRESO in Spanish Lima OIGA in Spanish 250 590 0 420 0 1 ..820 880 UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS Moscow Radio Peace and Progress in Spanish to Latin America Moscow in Spanish to L Ln America Moscow in Spanish to Chile Moscow in Spanish to Cuba Moscow in Portuguese to Brazil 6,650 6,870 2,450 580 2,120 . UNITED KINGDOM London BBC World Service in English 6,740 URUGUAY Montevideo Radio El Espectador in Spanish Montevideo EL DIA in Spanish Montevideo OPINAR in Spanish 3,100 960 BROAD- PRESS YUBLIC- CASTS AGENCY Kam' IONS Approved For Release 2008/04/02 : CIA-RDP86-0004OR000100130005-6