File No. 817.812/180

The Chargé d’Affaires of Costa Rica to the Secretary of State


Mr. Secretary: I am under special instructions to apprize your excellency that the Government of Costa Rica has brought suit against the Republic of Nicaragua before the Central American Court of Justice.

The res litis is the Bryan-Chamorro Convention between the United States and Nicaragua concluded August 5, 1914, and approved by the American Federal Senate on February 18 last, whose [Page 827] negotiation and consummation without the requisite advice and consent of Costa Rica are construed by the last named Republic to be in flagrant violation of her rights and sovereign integrity as stated in the protest lodged with the Department of State by the Legation under dates of February 2 and 21 last.

I beg [etc.]

Rafael Oreamundo