723.2515/562: Telegram

The Minister in Bolivia (Maginnis) to the Acting Secretary of State

22. Newspaper here today published telegraphic despatch from Washington stating that Under Secretary of State had stated that [Page 328] United States will favor Peru in Tacna Arica controversy. Statement causing considerable comment. Representative of El Ti[empo], Government organ, requested a statement from the Legation. I stated that I had heard nothing about the matter but did not believe report true; that our Government desires amicable solution of problem in justice to all countries interested. Please cable instructions.