834.156/61: Telegram

The Minister in Paraguay (Mooney) to the Secretary of State

Department’s telegram December 13, 6 p.m. The Acting Paraguayan Minister for Foreign Affairs upon my presentation of the matter contained in that instruction and my request for a reconsideration of the declared forfeiture of the port concession with a view to extending its letter, said that he would submit it to the President of the Republic and request his action thereon. However it is my belief that on account of the pending presidential nomination and some feeling of unrest in Paraguayan politics at this time that the present administration will be disposed to temporize with this and all other important questions during the remainder of the current term. I will continue urging the matter and report developments.