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March 9, 1982
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Approved For Release 2008/04/02 : CIA-RDP86-00040R000100130009-2 WY-2037 9 March 1982 Memorandum for: Director, FBIS Through : Chief, Operations Group Subject : Monthly Report--Paraguay Bureau--February 1982 1. Land ixediately adjacent to the American embassy grounds is being cleared in preparation for a three-story hotel. Construction is planned "for the near future." No other details are presently available. A. Monitorial/Editorial 1. On 5 February, the Bolivian President made a much-awaited late night speech to the nation in which he made public the outline of more stringent economic measures he was about to introduce to help the struggling Bolivian economy. The bureau stayed open 2 hours past normal close of business to file the text of the speech. 2. President Reagan's speech to the OAS on the 24th concerning Caribbean Basin aid measures generated widespread comment in the bureau's coverage area, most of it favorable, with Moscow's commentary being the notable exception. 3. A detailed account of an important fuel adulteration scandal involving political figures in both Argentina and Paraguay appeared in an Argentine publication normally not available to the bureau or in Asuncion. By chance an embassy officer from Asuncion who happened to be visiting the embassy in Buenos Aires was able to obtain the Spanish text of the item and handcarry it back to the bureau. The event was virtually unpublicized in the Paraguayan press. 4. Receipts of Uruguayan newspapers appear to be regularizing after weeks of pressing the American embassy in Montevideo to sort out the problem with the WIT bus company which makes regular runs from Montevideo-Asuncion. The local COIT branch manager in Asuncion seems anxious enough to provide the service, but the bottleneck appears to be in Montevideo. 2/... Approved For Release 2008/04/02 : CIA-RDP86-00040R000100130009-2 Approved For Release 2008/04/02 : CIA-RDP86-00040R000100130009-2 Installation, testing and training of embassy personnel an new communication equipment, begun in January, was completed at the end of the month. During most of the month the bureau's primary circuit was affected to some degree. For several weeks tapes of priority items were handcarriedfor filing over their single alternate channel STAT during the dayshift or filed by telex. The bureau's primary circuit was restored full-time on the 25th of February much to the relief of all. C. Lateral Services 1. The Charge d'Affaires at the American Embassy in Santiago, Chile wrote to suggest a more accurate rendering of a word in bureau Chilean copy and used the occasion to express appreciation for FBIS material. He stated that "Santiago continues to enjoy the increasingly rapid and comprehensive coverage by FBIS Asuncion." On the 18th, the bureau complied with a request from the Embassy in Chile for a refile of "an interesting piece" an the Beagle Channel and the Falkland Islands. 2. On the 9th, the bureau forwarded to Panama Bureau a copy of the voice recording of a Moscow connentary for one of its consumers. The commentary which the bureau had processed and wirefiled concerned outrage being expressed over U.S. military aid to El Salvador. 3. Several translation requests were made during the month by the Embassy political officer in Asuncion, the most interesting being an interview published in a local paper with the general secretary of one of Paraguay's opposition parties. 4. Headquarters requested a video report on the graduation ceremony at Paraguay's Center for Military Training of Students and Reserve Officers which was attended by Paraguayan high-ranking officials including the president. D. Technical 1. Further reception tests were conducted in Luque using Antelco's log periodic antenna. Along with stations in Paraguay bureau s coverage area, a survey of radio stationsin Panama bureau's coverage area and southern African radio stations was conducted. Results have been forwarded to Washington. 2. Buenos Aires Latin in Spanish was either not received or 3/... Approved For Release 2008/04/02 : CIA-RDP86-00040R000100130009-2 Approved For Release 2008/04/02 : CIA-RDP86-0004OR000100130009-2 received with heavy garbling at the bureau for 22 hours and 8 minutes during the month. The bulk of the downtime--17 hours and 55 minutes-- was reportedly due to a distorted signal between the Antelco satellite station and N.Y. 3. Non Expendable Property Received: 1 EA Coupler, Antenna, Delta Electronics, Type SRNC 2x4 TNF2-50, S/N 5985-233-5773,$2,195 ea.; 2 EA Gas Range, Hardwick, $ 493.00 ea.; 1 EA Freezer, Sears, Kenmore, $549.00 EA.; 1 EA Ahmnismum Sheet for Strengthening door, $340.00 ea. Transferred Property: 1 EA H.P. Signal Generator Mdl. 8601 S/N 1848 AD 6888. Returned to headquarters for repairs. 4. Problems with the post emergency generator continue, with advice and parts being sought from the U.S. To avoid a complete blackout during power outages, bureau technicians have made a temporary hookup between our small 1.5 Kw portable generator and the remote system, four receivers/recorders and telex machine. All generator faults are being reported to FEB. Chief, FBIS Paraguay Bureau Attaclnnt: Monthly Production Report DF/clr 03/09/82 Approved For Release 2008/04/02 : CIA-RDP86-0004OR000100130009-2 STAT Approved For Release 2008/04/02 : CIA-RDP86-0004OR000100130009-2 PARAGUAY BUREAU PRODUCTION REPORT FOR FEBRUARY 1982 ,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: II. INPUT OF REGULAR COVERAGE: BROAD- CASTS 7,405 1'54..860 41,230 664 PUBLIC- AT IONS 29,460 173.46 III. OUTPUT FROM ALL SOURCES: (Publishable words per month) ARGENTINA Buenos Aires Spanish Buenos Aires Spanish LATIN in 6 750 Buenos Aires Spanish TELAM in , 680 13 Buenos Aires Spanish NOT IC IAS ARGENTINAS in , 600 12 Buenos Aires Spanish CLARIN in , 1 790 Buenos Aires Spanish EL ECONOMISTA in , 0 Buenos Aires Spanish GENTE in 0 Buenos Aires Spanish LINEA in 0 Buenos Aires A FONDO in Spanish 0 Buenos Aires English Buenos Aires Spanish HERALD in LA NACION in 9,340 2,990 Approved For Release 2008/04/02 : CIA-RDP86-0004OR000100130009-2 Approved For Release 2008/04/02 : CIA-RDP86-0004OR000100130009-2 -;-_I- ,BROAD PRESS CASTS AGENCIES PUBLIL CATIONS Buenos Aires LA PRENSA in Spanish 24120 Buenos Aires SOMOS in Spanish 1 , 050 Buenos Aires AMBITO FINANCIERO in Spanish 1,520 BOLIVIA La Paz Radio Illimani in Spanish La Paz Cadena Panamericana in Spanish La Paz Domestic in Spanish La Paz EL DIARIO in Spanish La Paz Presencia in Spanish 5,170 3,970 1,730 1,460 2,880 Brasilia Domestic Service in Portuguese Porto Alegre Radio Guaiba in Portuguese Sao Paulo Radio Bandeirantes in Portuguese 4,380 410 2,930 Rio de Janeiro BRAZIL HERALD in English 360 Rio de Janeiro JORNAL DO BRASIL in Portuguese 3,800 Rio de Janeiro LATIN AMERICA DAILY POST in English 2,910 Rio de Janeiro MANCHETE in Portuguese 0 Rio de Janeiro 0 GLOBO in Portuguese 5,570 Approved For Release 2008/04/02 : CIA-RDP86-0004OR000100130009-2 Approved For Release 2008/04/02 : CIA-RDP86-0004OR000100130009-2 -3- BROAD- 'PRESS 'PUBLI- CASTS AGENCIES CATIONS Sao Paulo FOLHA DE SAO PAULC in Portuguese Sao Paulo 0 ESTADO DE SAO PAULO in Portuguese 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 Paris AFP in Spanish 430 3280 8,430 0 5,370 3,920 0 11,430 Approved For Release 2008/04/02 : CIA-RDP86-0004OR000100130009-2 Approved For Release 2008/04/02 : CIA-RDP86-0004OR000100130009-2 -4- BROAD- PRESS PUBLI- CASTS AGENCIES CATIONS PARAGUAY Asuncion Domestic Service in Spanish Asuncion Radio Primero de Marzo in Spanish Asuncion Television Cerro Cora in Spanish Asuncion Teledifusora Paraguaya Television in Spanish Asuncion ABC COLOR in Spanish Asuncion HOY in Spanish Asuncion LA TRIBUNA in Spanish Asuncion PATRIA in Spanish Asuncion SENDERO in Spanish Asuncion ULTIMA HORA in Spanish Asuncion LA REPUBLICA in Spanish 1,020 2,430 110 210 660 0 1,470 0 Lima Domestic Service in Spanish Tacna Radio Tacna in Spanish Lima CARETAS in Spanish Lima EL COMERCIO in Spanish Lima EXPRESO in Spanish 1,510 0 3,490 2,750 Approved For Release 2008/04/02 : CIA-RDP86-0004OR000100130009-2 Approved For Release 2008/04/02 : CIA-RDP86-0004OR000100130009-2 -5- Lima MARKA in Spanish Lima OIGA in Spanish UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS Moscow Radio Peace and Progress in Spanish to Latin America Moscow in Spanish to Latin America Moscow in Spanish to Chile Moscow in Spanish to Cuba Moscow in Portuguese to Brazil 1,950 7,220 2,190 URUGUAY Montevideo Radio EL ESPECTADOR NETWORK in Spanish Montevideo EL DIA in Spanish Montevideo OPINAR in Spanish 5,870 BROAD- PRESS PUBLIC- CASTS AGENCIES ATIONS Approved For Release 2008/04/02 : CIA-RDP86-0004OR000100130009-2