File No. 817.812/238

Minister Long to the Secretary of State


Department’s telegram September 1, 5 p.m. Salvador has presented its case against Nicaragua to the Central American Court of Justice. First knowledge of this came when it was published in Diario Oficial dated 29th ultimo, copy of which was forwarded in last Saturday’s pouch. I am unable to discover that there are any new developments assigned. It seems that Salvador is following her disapprobation as expressed in the last paragraph of her note to this Legation dated March 3 ultimo. The text of the Nicaraguan answer to Salvador’s note dated April 14 has been kept secret here save [Page 853] only its conclusions in which Nicaragua makes clear that she proposes to make use of all the rights of justice and law to maintain intact the validity of this diplomatic negotiation