File No. 763.72119/1251

The Chargé in Mexico ( Summerlin ) to the Secretary of State


759. El [Universal] published today a Buenos Aires despatch from Ernesto Hidalgo, publicity secretary of the Cabrera commission to the Argentine, to the effect that the congress of neutral nations probably will not be held; that nations especially friendly to the United States openly refuse to participate in the congress; that some Buenos Aires papers opposed the congress for fear it would be anti-Ally; that some papers of little importance ridiculed the Mexican commission; and that the members of the commission would separate February 9 after a final visit to the President of the Republic.