813.00/1010: Telegram

The Chargé in Guatemala (Goold) to the Secretary of State

149. Conference of plenipotentiaries of five Central American States will take place at San Jose, Costa Rica, December 1st,44 to [Page 177] discuss projected union; Guatemalan Government in favor of the creation of some form of union or confederation, provided, that this can be done with the approval [of] the Government of the United States. This Government believes that all other Central American Governments with possible exception of that of Salvador are in favor of union. Majority of people of all states are in favor of union.

Guatemalan representatives to be named shortly and expect to leave on the 13th instant. To enable him to give said delegates instructions to guide their actions at the conference, Foreign Minister would like a statement of the views of the United States Government as soon as possible.

  1. The conference convened Dec. 4.