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Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/09/09: CIA-RDP86-000408000300600002-5 FOF:E I GN BR?ADCAST I NFC)f;MA`f I aN SERV I C:E PARAGUAY EiUREAU ASUNCIQN, PARAGUAY Mf='Y-5055 4 December 1985 MEM?RANDUM FC]R: Director, FBIS THR?UGM : Chief, gperations Group SUBJECT Monthly Report---Paraguay Bureau--November 1985 1. Clyde D. "faylvr, newly appointed U. S. Ambassador to Paraguay, arrived in Asuncion vn the 5th. A career member of the Seninr Foreign Service, he had been a deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of International Narcotic Matters since November 198c_~. The ne>;t several days after his arrival were dominated by pratacolary functions such as meetings and receptions for both the official Paraguayan community ar?~d the American and 1oca1 members of the mission. Cln the 8th, the bureau chief briefed the Ambassador on the bureau's operations, concerns, and plans. Ambassador Taylor presented his credentials vn the 12th. ~'. Ambassador Taylor decided ar7 the 26tt?i that the 1 acat i an far the bureau's Associate R(7SET antenna will be near the anne>:/bureau building ---- a long-sought-?after bureau goal. This is the optimum location far the antenna, instead of the alternate site some 4c7ca meters away from the bureau at the rear of the Embassy compound near the Marine House. Remodeling to accommodate ROSET has begun. The construction/installation war k: is tentatively set to begin near the end of January for completion possibly in February. Nat wasting a moment, the Embassy already has planted a winding raw of baby bushes, which wi 11--i f nature cooperates----after a few months hel p to masF; the naF;edness of the antenna and its pedestal from the driveway that winds through the compound. A. Monitorial/Editorial 1. Argentine coverage was highlighted by the ?Tti November congressional elections in Argentina, which took: place as scheduled despite scattered clashes between supporters of various political parties and factions of parties. The elections resulted in a significant victory for the ruling Radical Civic Union Party of President Raul Alfonsin, which increased its legislative majority over the Justir.ialist (Peronist) Party. Several prominent, long?time Justicialist deputies lost their seats. Argentines Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/09/09: CIA-RDP86-000408000300600002-5 Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/09/09: CIA-RDP86-000408000300600002-5 were ,jubilant over passage an the 27th of a UN resolution introduced by E~ra~il, which urged Argentina and the Uk:: to begin negatiatians to salve the Falklands (Malvinas) issue. Hefare the vote, Foreign Minister Caputo Mad stressed that ante negatiatians began, everything would be discussed and nothing would be excluded. To Argentines, this means that the issue of sovereignty over the islands must be included in any negatiatians. C)n the 2C,'th, Alfonsin and DraMilian President Jase 5arney dedicated a new bridge over the Yguaau Fti ver an the Argentine--E~raz i 1 i an border . E~oth 1 eaders spoke and the bureau filed a 4-tak:e editorial report vn the event. 2. Terrorist attacks in Chile intensified to coincide with a 2--day protest an the nth and fath against the imprisonment of union leader F;adolfa Sequel and five colleagues (Sequel and two other leaders were released an the :.'7th an a court order.) bombings occurred in Santiago and Valparaiso, five people were killed, and the Manuel Fradriguet F'atriatic Front claimed responsibility far blacking out Santiago and a large section of central Chile on the nth. C7n the 7th, General Cesar F;aul E~enavides, Army representative on the Government Junta, was replaced by General Julia Canessa F;abert. A military court acquitted farmer General Manuel L"ontreras an the 14th an charges of participating in the 197b murder in Washington of farmer Chilean Foreign Minister Urlanda Letelier. C)n the 21st, the Democratic Alliance (AD), after wrangling with the government to obtain a permit, held a "Chile Demands Democracy" rally, attended by almost 1 million people according to the AD and by only ie:~i.>,~7~:~~:> accar?ding to government security farces. It was addressed by AD leader Gabriel Valdes. It is significant that the F'inachet government allowed a live broadcast of Valdes' speech, which the bureau to>:ted. _. pn the 15th, municipal elections were held in 5razil without serious incident. The F~razilian Democratic Habilitation F'arty, which is the ma.jar element in the coalition that supports President Jase 5arney, won in 127 municipal districts, including 1"~ state capitals, confirming itself as the country's major political farce. Ire a victory far rightists, however, farmer F='resident Jania G?uadrns was elected mayor of Saa F"'aul a and 1 of ti st candidates of the Democrat i c Wark:ers F'arty won i n Fti o de Janei ra and F='arto Alegre. E~. Crui sing. The cruiser surveyed the Moscow fall-winter secondary frequency adjustments ~-15 November. C.Technical A complete preventive maintenance was performed at the bureau's remote site. A new rack:--mounted blower was installed at the remote site an the microwave rack:. Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/09/09: CIA-RDP86-000408000300600002-5 Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/09/09 :CIA-RDP86-000408000300600002-5 1. llIA inspection team cones i n~ i~ ne a. ns~i on o o ice, received a tour of the bureau an the 8th. ~. Editar CgNUS. departed an the 12th far Fi$:f; to ?~~. The bureau chief briefed Bill Lamb, new Department ~iSq afficer resident in Santiago, on the 21st. 4. Tr,e bureau chief attended on the 22d a meeting held by Mr? 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