File No. 763.72/4327a

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Salvador ( Long)


You are informed that on April 27 last the Government of Guatemala severed diplomatic relations with the Imperial German Empire, handing the Minister and his entourage their passports and canceling the exequaturs of German consuls in Guatemala. The Guatemalan Government has offered the use of her ports, territorial waters, and railway communications to the Government of the United States in the conduct of war with Germany, which offer the United States Government has accepted with gratitude, and has assured Guatemala of its support.

Repeat to Managua, Tegucigalpa, and San José.