File No. 763.72119/534

The Ambassador in Mexico ( Fletcher) to the Secretary of State


54. My telegram 26, March 12 [17], 10 p.m. Minister for Foreign Affairs telegraphed yesterday to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ecuador in reply to his message of February 17 that Mexico accepts the idea that an American congress should meet in Uruguay for the purpose of agreeing upon the means which should be adopted to bring about European peace. He also telegraphed Colombian Minister for Foreign Affairs in reply to telegram dated March 1 that Mexico accepted Ecuadoran proposal. These two apparently are the only American republics which are supporting Mexican peace propaganda and seem to be acting together. This action at this time is significant especially in view of the fact that Aguilar stated to me as reported in my telegram above referred to that Mexico believed such a conference would be fruitless. …