File No. 6663–1.
Minister Russell to the Secretary of State.
Caracas, May 6, 1907.
Sir: I have the honor to inclose you herewith a clipping from the Official Gazette, with translation, giving the correspondence to and from the foreign office in regard to the recognition by Venezuela of an envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of the Republic of Nicaragua.
Mr. Simon Planas Suarez, a Venezuelan, who has just been recognized by Venezuela as envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of Nicaragua, has been for several years, since December 1, 1904, the accredited diplomatic representative of that Republic with the rank of chargé d’affaires.
I would like an expression of opinion from the department as to this novel status of Nicaragua’s representative, who has placed himself apart from the other members of the diplomatic corps by waiving all his diplomatic immunities and privileges under international law.
I am, etc.,