824.00/171: Telegram

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

5. Your January 28, 5 p.m.

The President has determined to recognize the new Government of Bolivia as the Constitutional Government of that Republic. Recognition will, however, be postponed until the Department is advised by you of the organization of Dr. Saavedra’s Administration and until you have informed the Department that the tranquillity of the local situation, in your opinion, warrants it. The Department has communicated the decision reached to the Governments of Argentina and Brazil and expects that recognition will be extended by those two Governments upon the same date as by the United States. The Department, therefore, desires you to cable when you believe that the suitable time for recognition has arrived, and to take no steps towards recognition until receipt of instructions from the Department.