The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Mexico (Summerlin)
1992. Your telegram No. 2051, for Ambassador Fletcher:
Department is awaiting with interest report of result of your representations to the Foreign Office with reference to provisional permits to drill, etc., and notes with regret that Mr. Cabrera seems not disposed to cooperate. Department would be inclined to be less insistent on the Mexican Government’s granting provisional permits if there was any assurance that a new petroleum law would be promptly passed which would adequately safeguard the legitimate rights of Americans. Suggest you make another effort to secure favorable action.