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REPRODUCED AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES DECLASSIFIED Authority, Stateletter Ihr By me NARS Date 2458 DIVISION OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLICS MISION OF IRIKA 1943 METACAN HEFURLIOS IceX, STATE Picado was seated on the platform but did 0, 1943. not speak. You have of course seen the airgram from San Jose reporting the agreement wi between Picado and Mora whereby the latter agrees to support Picado in return for cer of September 15.
tain ministries in the Picado Administration. you ie POLITICAL RELATION No. 586 of September 20. 818. 00 1829 MA. DUNGAN OCT 2. 1943 DEPARTMENT OF SI ENT OF STATE bf September 16, at the mass demonational holiday, La and his social?
fashion. om began arriving in th and by 10 o clock more streets where Parque España where the parade in a anabria, Teodoro 818. 007 1069 RA ized by the special DTomlins on:HJF anguardia Popular le disturbances the organizea tnat it did not pass within two blocks of the DIARIO DE COSTA RICA (see my despatch no.
560 of September 11. The crowd was variously estimated at from 25, 000 to as high as 100, 000 persons. From a reliable and confidential source the Embassy was informed that President Calderon Guardia himself changed the United Press correspondent telegram stating that there were 75, 000 persons present to read 100, 000 persons. An Americano citizen who has lived for many years in Costa Rica informed the Embassy that he had never seen so many people in San José and that the procession took two and a half hours to pass by his store. The majority of the observers seemed to agree that there were at the very least 30, 000 present in the parade in the city on September 15. It was not possible to contain all prethe crowd in the park and it is estimated that only a maximum of 7, 000, were therefore able to listen to the speeches.
The head of the Union ot Syndicates, Rodolfo Guzmán; the chief organizer of the Unions of the Catholic Church, Father Nuñez; the new Minister of Labor, Manuel BRENEAN Gutierrez