824.00/153: Telegram

The Ambassador in Argentina (Stimson) to the Secretary of State


252. I was asked by Señor Torello, Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs, at my first audience with him this morning, to ascertain the views of the Government of the United States on the recognition of the present Government of Bolivia. The Acting Minister said that the Government of Argentina desired to act in this matter only in unison with the United States, but, he states, the country is tranquil and the personnel of the present Government is of the [Page 385] best. France has extended recognition, and the present status is one of considerable inconvenience for Argentina, which has so much business with Bolivia.