File No. 612.1123/90a.


Since sending our March 10, an American dealer recently from Yucatan has called at the Department. He says that the demand for food is so urgent he fears the natives will not sell their sisal unless they are allowed to import food. Could food be exempted from embargo? It is also reported that people of Yucatan are anxious to support Carranza’s Government but oppose Governor Santos on account of immoralities and outrages perpetrated on women or threatened.

Information about food and protest against Governor are sent you for your own information in dealing with situation. They need not be brought to attention of Carranza except when necessary for solving of problems. Need for sisal grows more imperative every day.