815.00/1819: Telegram

The Minister in Honduras (Jones) to the Acting Secretary of State

Referring to my cable of March 18th, 6 p.m. Notwithstanding the protestations of President Bertrand of absolute freedom of action of the opposition and no knowledge jail victims two prominent citizens, Manuel Calderon, proprietor, and Paulino Valladares, editor of El Cronista, were imprisoned last night without hearing or bail and are still held. Two Congressmen filed earnest protest with me showing article on President Wilson’s philosophy written in the abstract but printed in defiance of the censor, which caused arrests.

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