File No; 818.00/94

Minister Hale to the Secretary of State


I met Tinoco this afternoon by appointment at Mr. Keith’s. I informed Tinoco as instructed by Department’s February 17, 1 p.m., and explained to him that on account of mistakes in telegraphic transmission it had not been received corrected until February 23.

I also handed to him a copy of the statement in Department’s February 22, 4 p.m.

I understood from Tinoco that he would consult the ex-Presidents of Costa Rica and with their assistance formulate a statement covering the legal aspects of the transfer of power for presentation to the Government of the United States.