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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, with the annual message of the president transmitted to Congress December 2, 1902
(1902)

Uruguay and Paraguay,   pp. 1051-1057 PDF (470.5 KB)


Page 1051

  1051URUGUAY AND PARAGUAY. 
DEPOSITION OF PRESIDENT ACEVAL AND ELEVATION OF VICE- 
PRESIDENT CARVALLO TO PRESIDENCY OF PARAGUAY. 
Aft. Finch to Aft. Hay. 
No. 507.]   LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES, 
 Alontevideo, Uruguay, January 11, 1902. 
 SIR: A revolution in Paraguay, resulting in the deposition of President
Aceval, was started in Asuncion on the morning of the 19th instant. 
 It was, as will be seen by the inclosed translation, a bloodless affair;
but out of it grew a discussion in the Paraguay Congress which was followed
by shooting, one person being killed and several wounded. 
 I inclose newspaper translations referring to the revolution and the shooting
incident, and the alleged cause for the attack on the Government. 
 I also inclose copy of a letter of an American resident of Asuncion relative
to the condition of the country, and giving some reason why the discontented
ones dislike the deposed President. 
Respectfully, 
WILLIAM R. FINcH. 
[Inclosure.—Translation.] 
[From the Montevideo Tribuna, January 11, 1902.] 
The revolution in Paraguay—A complete chronicle. 
CONGRESS CONVOKED—VIOLENT ScENEs—SHOTs AND STABS—SENATOR
-INSFRAN KILLED 
—SENATORS AND DEPUTIES WOUNDED—GENERAL CABALLERO'S WOUND—THE
ARTILLERY FIRING AGAINST CONGRESS—FIFTEEN WOUNDED—THE NEW PRESIDENT—HIS
CABINET. 
 We publish below dispatches received about the Paraguayan revolution which
fully confirm the information advanced by La Tribuna Popular on the subject:
PRELIMINARIES. 
ASIJNCION, January 10. 
 Yesterday at daybreak an unusual movement of people, coming and going from
the Government house and its surroundings, was noticed in the city. Shortly
after it was known that a revolutionary committee, composed of Generals Caballero
and Escobar, Colonel Escurra, the minister of war and the minister of finance—Señor
Moreno and Senator Flejtas—had been formed. 
 This committee, in its session of that night, had resolved to take possession
of the situation, removing from the Government the inconvenience presented
by the President, Dr. Emjljo Aceval, and the ex-President, General Egusguiza.


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