File No. 818.00/54
Minister Hale to the Secretary of State
San José, January 27, 1917—11 p.m.
Today about 10 a.m. Joaquin Tinoco, brother Minister of War, took possession barracks giving complete military control Republic. President declares people support Government. President González, President Congress Maximo Fernandez and Castro Quesada now under protection American Legation. President requests not recognize respective Government.